Reminder: While called a "data management plan" the DMP should not focus on the focus on data practices that occur during the research. Instead, the DMP should be developed around a plan to share, preserve, and provide access to the data. All of the other parts (documentation, re-use, types, formats, etc.) should be developed to support the goals of sharing, preservation, and access.
The guidance document provides a section titled "Additional Guidance on Selecting or Evaluating a Repository" (at the very end) which can help you decide where to deposit your data.
Note: The engineering guidance document contains a few sentences addressing research publications in the Data Formats and Dissemination section that is confusing. The intent is likely the following: if you have a good reasons to delay the publication of research results then this reason may also apply to the research data.
Geoscience has three sets of guidance documents, one for each division. Each set of guidelines is very different so make sure you know which one your proposal falls under.
This division has a PI advice document, a DMP form, and instructions for using the form.
This division has the longest guidance document. Read it carefully.Two things to note are:
The Mathematical and Physical Sciences directorate has five sets of guidance documents, one for each division. Each set of guidelines is different so make sure you know which one your proposal falls under.
AST and CHE differentiate "access to data" and "data sharing" and ask for PIs to cover both if applicable.
The following must be included in your NSF-SBE data management plan: