Analyzing stats for funder requirements

Andrew Sallans at UVa asked me if I could tell him how many data management plans have been created, by funder? It took a little digging, but with a little juggling, here’s what I find:

NSF BIO: 339
NSF SBE: 287
NSF Gen: 197
NSF ENG: 159
NSF EAR: 133
NSF EHR: 133
NSF CISE:124
NIH: 101
NEH ODH: 71
IMLS: 65
NSF CHE: 60
NSF PHY: 46
NSF DMR: 37
GBMF: 36
NSF AGS: 34
NOAA: 17
NSF AST: 15
NSF EFRI: 6

NSF BIO and NSF SBE are clearly the most popular so far.

This is based on the 1,860 plans created between Oct 17, 2011 (when we announced the availability of the DMPTool) and July 13, 2012. There are some plans that are clearly meant only as testing out the DMPTool; they include answers such as “testing” or “blah blah blah.” However, I made no attempt to determine if the plan looked “real” or not.

Another aspect is that we’ve added some funders more recently, so that they haven’t been available as long as others. How about showing the number of plans created per day that the funder template was available?

Data management plans created by funder, per day:

Here we see NSF BIO and NSF SBE still among the most used, but also see that NSF CISE and especially NIH are heavily used. They have fewer total plans than others but have not been available as long.

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