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Research Data Management


What is it?

The AHRQ now requires that those receiving research grant funding from the AHRQ take steps to make their publications and research data publicly accessible. Here's link to the policy:


Publications: Effective February, 2015.

Data:  Effective Oct 1, 2015.


Publication manuscripts will be submitted to PubMed Central; the Data Management Plan (DMP) should include a repository where the data will be deposited. AHRQ is working on establishing a specific commercial repository for AHRQ research data.


This plan was developed in response to the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy’s (OSTP) February 22, 2013 memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research."

AHRQ UCI Template

To access the AHRQ template created by the UCI Libraries.  Go to the DMPTool, login in and click on the blue "Create Plan" button.

  1. Give the name of the project
  2. Select University of California, Irvine as the primary research organization.
  3. Check the box next to "No funder associated with this plan"  (Outlined in red box)

DMP Tool

DMPToolThe DMPTool helps researchers create, review, and share data management plans in order to meet institutional and funding agency requirements. Researchers are increasingly required to engage in a range of data management activities to comply with institutional policies, or as a precondition for publication or grant funding.

The DMP Tool provides customized templates for various grants that aid researchers in creating effective data management plans, and save researchers valuable time. This tool also provides samples of public DMPs that are shared by their authors for others to use as models.

This video provides quick overview of the features of the easy to use DMPTool.  You can also use this self-help guide or schedule a consultation with a UCI librarian for additional support. For additional information, please contact the UCI Libraries' Digital Scholarship Services (DSS) department at