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Data Management Resources for UNLV: Writing a Data Management Plan

This guide provides both public and UNLV-specific resources for creating and implementing your data management plan.

What is a Data Management Plan?

A data management plan (DMP) is a written statement detailing how you will collect, organize, manage, store, secure, backup, preserve and share your data.  Many grant funding agencies and corporate funders now require a data management plan to be incorporated into the grant application process in order to be considered. To learn more about DMP requirements for funding agencies, visit the Funding Guidelines tab.

For questions and considerations meant to guide you in creating a comprehensive data management plan, please see the library page, Developing Your Data Management Plan.

Planning for Data Management

Part of the data management planning process, particularly for grants, involves being able to estimate and allocate the funds necessary to preserve and share research data. For questions or assistance with grants budgeting, please contact UNLV Office of Sponsored Programs and their Proposal Development Team.

Writing a Data Management Plan -- Resources

Data Management Plan Templates

NIH Data and Management Sharing Templates

These templates will be available until 2024. If you would like to give feedback on the templates, email

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