University and Funder Policies

University and Major Funder Requirements

Agency / Institution Details Resources
Duke University All projects that are funded or where the research subjects are animals or humans must preserve data and other relevant research materials for 5 years after project completion. Faculty Handbook, section and Appendix P
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Researchers must demonstrate the capacity to protect the confidentiality, informed consent and subject safety during the research process.  A Data and Safety Monitoring Plan may be required. Assessing the Data and Safety Monitoring Plan

Duke University IRB, Human Research Policies - Main Page
National Science Foundation (NSF)

All applications must include a 2-page data management plan that addresses what type of data will be generated and how the data will be managed and disseminated. 

NSF - "Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results"

NSF - "Grant Proposal Guide," Chapter 2

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Applications more than $500,000 in direct costs must address data sharing. Sharing must protect confidentialty; conform to local, state and federal laws; and conform to local IRB rules. NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Applicants should prepare a data management plan for their project. The plan should describe how the project team will manage and disseminate data generated or collected by the project. For example, projects in this category may generate data such as software code, algorithms, digital tools, reports, articles, research notes or websites.      Data Management Plans for NEH Office of Digital Humanities Proposals and Awards