EERE ensures that the requirements for data management plans are included in all solicitations and invitations for research funding, with details about how and when a data management plan is submitted, and ensures that all of its funded research activities have a DMP.

EERE ensures that DMPs are appropriately reviewed and that the evaluation of the DMPs takes into account the relative values of long-term preservation and access and the associated cost and administrative burden.

EERE assesses the long-term needs for data sharing and evaluating the impact of the DMP requirements on data sharing and preservation practices on the various research communities.

Respondents to EERE Research Funding Solicitations

All research activities funded by EERE must include a DMP that meets the requirements stated in this policy.

Respondents are required to submit a DMP and should consult the relevant requirements in the solicitation for full details, including when the DMP is required. In most cases, a DMP will be required as part of the overall research proposal.

Recipients of EERE Research Funding

The DMP is part of the overall conditions of the funded research. Consequently, it is expected that researchers will follow, to the best of their ability, the proposed research and associated DMP. Failure to do so will negatively influence their future funding opportunities.

Visit the EERE Project Management Center to access forms, review regulations, and manage EERE-funded projects.