Follow the links below to access data management plan resources at other institutions:
MOST if not all international grant require some from of data management plan. Its is important for South African researchers not to gloss over this section as it might make there grant internationally less competitive than researcher in other countries where data management planning is more routinely required.
As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation requires all proposals to include a data management plan as a supplementary document. This document must be no longer than two pages in length (although investigators may use a portion of the 15-page project description for a data management plan longer than two pages) and should describe how the proposed project will conform with NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.
Several NSF Divisions and Directorates have specific requirements for data management plans, including:
Engineering Directorate (ENG)
Geological Sciences Directorate (GEO)
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS)
Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences Directorate (SBE)
Be sure to carefully review program solicitations or individual NSF Division and Directorate web pages for additional information.
The Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council have asked for much higher and more formal levels of research data management including the writing of plans.
In South Africa
Look at the page on NRF grant guidance
CHECK YOUR GRANT APPLICATION, you may well find that things like data quality assurance, data security and so on are embedded, the data management plan is a good way of answering those questions.