Effective on January 18, 2011 all NSF proposals will be required to include a supplementary document of not more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan" [DMP]. The policy and requirements are summarized below.
If your directorate or division is in the following list, you should check the link to get more information. If your directorate or division is not in this list, it means that the directorate has not created additional materials and you should follow general NSF guidelines.
Engineering, Earth Sciences, Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, Ocean Sciences, Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, Physics , Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Guidance.
NSF Data Sharing Policy
Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing. See Award & Administration Guide (AAG) Chapter VI.D.4.
NSF Data Management Plan Requirements
Beginning January 18, 2011, proposals submitted to NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”. This supplementary document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. See Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) Chapter II.C.2.j for full policy implementation.