Funder Requirements | UI Requirements

Funder Requirements

Funders regularly review and update their requirements and guidance. To be assured of the most up-to-date information, review your funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and the funder web site. The FOA may include requirements that supersede broader guidance by the agency.


See the NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data. NIH has also outlined Key Elements to Consider in Preparing a Data Sharing Plan.


Review the funding opportunity announcement for guidance and requirements, which may supersede increasingly broader and more general guidance at higher levels of a funding agency. Funding opportunity announcement > Program guidance > Division or Office guidance > Directorate guidance > Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide

NSF Requirements by Directorate, Office, Division, Program or other NSF unit.

Other Agency Guidelines and Policies

Here examples of other guidelines. This is not a comprehensive list; let us know if you do not see your funding source listed here:

UI Requirements

The University of Iowa has a number of policies and guidelines that should be accounted for as you create a data management (or data sharing) plan.

Division of Sponsored Programs

Research Data Policy:

Data Use Agreements:

Responsible Conduct of Research:

Researcher Handbook

5h. Data management: Research Records –

  • See full text. Excerpt: “At Iowa, researchers are encouraged to retain research data and records for a period of at least five years following publication to provide verification of the validity of the reported results, according to 27.6  of the University of Iowa Operations Manual.

7g. Data ownership and transfer –

IT Security and Policy Office

Institutional Data Policy:

Managing University Data (links to Data Classification Guidelines, Personally Identifiable Information, System Risk Analysis, Export Controls) –

Privacy Rules and HIPAA at The University of Iowa –

Computer Equipment Disposal –

Policy Roles and Responsibilities (Data Steward, Data Custodian, Authorized User…):

Institutional Data Access Policy (includes data classification):