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Research Data Management: Funder Requirements

Information for researchers on data management.


Research funders increasingly require that the results (publications, data and other products) of the research they fund be made publicly accessible. For example,the White House Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) issued a memo in February 2013 directing all federal agencies with more than $100 million in R&D expenditures to develop plans to ensure public access to research data and publications.

Requirements related to data can involve submission of a data management plan with grant proposals, and/or the public sharing of data resulting from funded research. Support is available for St. Thomas researchers in meeting these requirements from the Data Services librarian.

Public access policies of top University funders

The list below includes the top funders of research at St. Thomas.

Note: requirements vary within departments/directorates, and prospective PIs should always review the specific RFP/RFA/PA they're responding to when preparing a proposal.

  • National Science Foundation
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Department of Education
  • Other funders

Additional Resources

Links to and information about the policies of numerous funders are available from:

Data Services Librarian

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John Heintz
Business & Data Services LibrarianCharles J. Keffer Library, Minneapolis