Data is the foundation of scientific discovery and how we manage, store, govern and share it is essential for upholding scientific integrity.
Data management is a hot topic at many federal agencies including NIH and NSF. AHRQ published a notice on May 26, 2020, regarding its new policy requiring applicants to include a DMP at the proposal stage. Duke offers library guides for data management policies.
Duke’s Office of Scientific Integrity compiled a DMP Guidance Document designed to help researchers develop a DMP for their research group. It outlines specific considerations, best practices and links to helpful resources. In addition, Duke pays for DMPTool.org, a software tool that provides a Duke Template for writing a DMP. One can directly print the document or save it as a Word doc or PDF. You can come back and edit your plan at any time or share with others. For more information, visit the Office of Scientific Integrity's website.