The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) requires grant applicants to complete a document entitled “Specifications for Projects that Develop Digital Products” when appropriate. They added a new section, Part III, for data management plans for research projects. Applicants are asked to respond to 11 questions. As the introduction to Part III states:
IMLS encourages sharing of research data. The purpose of this section is to help IMLS understand a grant applicant’s research practices and plans for management of data that would be generated through a proposed research project. If the proposed project activities will generate datasets with the potential for future re-use or repurposing, answer the following questions.
The DMPTool now includes support for the IMLS data management requirements–you’ll see it listed in the dropdown box when you “Create a new plan” after logging in.