Research Funder Policy Summaries

Many research funders in the UK have policies on the management and sharing of research data. While policies vary, they generally include the following requirements:

DMP templates for individual funders can be accessed via DMPonline. Further guidance and examples are available from the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Annotated templates are also available from the University of Sheffield via figshare.

You should check your funder’s website for current information and guidance on data management requirements. Find links to these, and policy summaries provided by the DCC, below:

AHRC

DMP required on application

AHRC data management plan guidance

Overview of AHRC data management requirements

Policy summary (DCC)

BBSRC

DMP required on application

BBSRC data sharing policy

Policy summary (DCC)

EPSRC

DMP required

EPSRC policy framework on research data

Policy summary (DCC)

ESRC

DMP required on application

ESRC research data policy

UK Data Service guidance

Policy summary (DCC)

MRC

DMP required on application

MRC data sharing guidance

Policy summary (DCC)

NERC

DMP required on application

NERC data policy

NERC data management planning

Data management online training portal

Policy summary (DCC)

STFC

DMP required on application

STFC scientific data policy

STFC data management plan

Policy summary (DCC)

WELLCOME TRUST

Outputs management plan may be required on application

Wellcome data management and sharing policy

Wellcome outputs management plan

Policy summary (DCC)

CRUK

DMP required on application

CRUK data sharing and preservation strategy

CRUK data sharing guidelines

Practical guidance for researchers on writing data sharing plans

Policy summary (DCC)

EC (HORIZON 2020)

DMP required within 6 months of project start

Horizon 2020 guidelines on open access to research data

Horizon 2020 guidelines on FAIR data management

Policy summary (DCC)

Other funders

NIHR

DMP required
NIHR position on the sharing of research data

Royal Society

DMP may be required on application
Royal Society conditions of award

BCN

DMP requested
BCN project grant application guidelines

Parkinson’s UK
DMP required on application
Parkinson’s UK data management and sharing

For further information, please contact rdm@sheffield.ac.uk