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The release of a 2013 memo from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directed all grant-making agencies to develop policy requirements on managing and sharing research data, making the data management plan a common funder requirement.
In general, a data management plan (DMP) for a federal grant should include information on
At the same time, many agencies have particular guidelines about how to describe and share data that are discipline-specific. Be sure to review the specific guidelines for each grant-making agency.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Page includes links to specific data management requirements for the following programs:
Department of Defense (DOD)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE / DOE)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA / USDA)