Frequently asked questions
Yes, every principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on any federally-funded research awards, excluding the VA, is required to complete a DMP.
A principal investigator or their delegate should fill out 1 DMP for each active federal award they have, updated annually.
To start or submit a DMP, access the electronic template here. Check out the IUSM Research Data Services guide IUSM Research Data Services guide for more information about data management plans in general.
Yes! Start by accessing the template here. To copy a DMP, click on “My Entries” in the upper right corner. On the left hand side of the screen, there should be several options and you should choose "Copy Form Entry."
Select the DMP of interest (you can click on the Form ID to make sure it’s the correct one), and then choose "Copy" under the Action option on the far right.
Then all the information will be copied/populated in the form. Make sure you choose the correct active award in the dropdown and choose the personnel information and any other changes that need to be made to the form for the active award.
Yes. Even if your award doesn’t require a DMP, IU School of Medicine still needs to have a DMP on file for each active federal award.
Please be patient. Sometimes it takes 5-10 seconds for the system to pull in all the appropriate data.
In the FireForm platform, click on "My Entries" in the upper right corner. You should be able to see all the Forms you have filled out, as well as the submission dates. Click on the entry in the Form ID column on the left to see the data you have entered.
Please contact email@example.com with the award number and username and they will be able to send the DMP form back into draft mode.
NIH released the "Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing" on October 29, 2020, with an effective date of January 25, 2023. The IU School of Medicine DMP requirement better aligns with the recommendations and requirements from the NIH and will better position our researchers to comply with the developing federal policies going forward.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about data management plans at IU School of Medicine.