Skip to Main Content

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy: Sample DMPs

This guide contains resources, contact information, and step-by-step instructions for MSK staff who engage with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

NIH Sample Plans

Looking for sample Data Management Plans to help you understand the type of information to include?

The best way to develop a plan and get relevant prompts is to use the templates in the DMPTool.

The NIH provides several sample data management and sharing plans for a variety of data types, research domains, and institutes and centers. These examples are not meant to be used as templates but rather as references to the types of details and level of specificity that a researcher can include in his or her plan. They do not reflect institution-specific approaches which can/should be posed to the Office of Research and Project Administration, your grant manager, or other relevant MSK resources.

The Working Group on NIH DMSP Guidance has also provided a sample annotated DMP in the NIH 2023 Format, as well as a searchable database of example DMS Plans (below).