Figshare names these as requiring data deposit however other also require DMPs with some version of data access if not deposit
•Austrian Science Fund
•Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
•Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
•Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
•Cancer Research UK
•Department for International Development (DFID)
•Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
•Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
•Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation (GBMF)
•Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSF)
•Higher Education Authority (HEA)
•Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
•Marie Curie Cancer Care
•Medical Research Council (MRC)
•Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR)
•National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement, and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs)
•National Institutes of Health (NIH)
•Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
•Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR)
•Országos Tudományos Kutatási Alapprogramok (OTKA)
•Wellcome TrustWorld Bank
As of January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation required all proposals to include a data management plan as a supplementary document. Most funders have followed them asking for data to be made available with embargoes from 6 months to 5 years.12 months is standard. These documents are no longer than two pages in length, which is good news although good management should also be reflected in the methodology. And should describe how the proposed project will conform to the policy.If you are looking for a international best practice use the NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.This means that those researchers, mainly Americans, have now gone through one or two entire grant cycles with DMP's. They know the ropes. Data Management has tended to be more informal in South Africa up to this point, so researchers can see this section as being administrative. It is important for South African researchers not to gloss over this section in grant proposals as it might make a grant application less competitive than that of others researcher. It important to note that it Welcome trust as well.
It is relatively controversial so we have linked reviews. You might often find even when there is not a formal Data Management Plan that your grant application included data quality assurance, security and so on.
Please look at the examples
NSF is the oldest DMP user and still sets the model.
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.
See Yale's Research Data Management guide for more information.