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Funder requirements

In order to promote open access to research data, many funding agencies require research data produced as part of a funded project to be made publicly available. Many agencies have instituted requirements for data sharing and formal data management plans, including, but not limited to:

For information regarding other agencies, see the DMPTool’s funding agency templates, check funder open access requirements, look at the funding agency’s website, or email us for help.

For help in writing these plans, see our guidance on data management plans and contact us for individual assistance at

For information on requirements for other kinds of research output (i.e., research papers, article manuscripts), see the MIT Libraries’ page on Research Funder Policies.