Data Management Plan Guidance

The purpose of a Data Management Plan (DMP) is to address the management of data from Earth science missions, from the time of their data collection/observation, to their entry into permanent archives.

Each organization funded by NASA to produce, archive and/or distribute data is required to prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP) and to maintain the DMP as a living document by reviewing it periodically and ensuring that the plan is up-to-date. The requirements for calling for DMPs are documented in appropriate sections of NASA Procedural Requirements (NPR) 7120.5 and 7120.8. NPR 7120.5 applies to Space Flight Programs and Projects, and NPR 7120.8 to Research and Technology Programs and Projects.

The purpose of the following document is to provide guidelines for the DMP, to make the assembly of DMPs easier for the projects, and to ensure that DMPs will be in a consistent and useful format.

  • Data Management Plan (DMP) Template for Data Producers [template coming soon]

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2018 at 1:30 PM EDT