U.S. funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply detailed, cost-effective plans for managing grant-funded research data. Along with the UCLA Library’s Web page to help researchers meet agency data management requirements, UC’s California Digital Library, along with other institutions, has launched an online data management planning tool to help guide researchers through the process of creating a plan.
The tool helps researchers generate ready-to-use data management plans required by specific funding agencies, get step-by-step instructions and guidance on data management plans, and find resources and services that can help meet funders’ data management plan requirements.
Though the tool is ready for use, it is still being actively developed, and feedback is invited. Offer feedback or request further assistance from UCLA librarians via email.