Research Funders and Data Management Requirements

Increasingly, research funders have mandatory guidelines with regard to research data management. These policies generally promote that publicly funded research data should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible. Additionally, individual data policies from research funders provide beneficiaries with instructions and requirements on how to treat research data.

Research funders require that researchers create a Data Management Plan (DMP) and apply the FAIRprinciples to their data. You can use DMPonline to access funder specific templates for DMPs. Find links below to information about research funder data management requirements*

*Applicable to projects that are currently being submitted.


Note: NWO requires that DMPs are first checked by a data steward or data management support at the home organization prior to submission. Please submit your DMP (via DMPonline) to the Data Desk for review.


Horizon 2020 (European Commission)
All H2020 grantees take part in an Open Research Data Pilot, though it is possible to opt out at any stage.

Contact: Data Desk



Other funders

For information about data management requirements from any other funders or questions, please contact the Data Desk.