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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:
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Department of Defense (DOD)
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE / DOE)
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA / USDA)