Data management plans (DMPs) have become nearly a worldwide requirement for research funding. To meet these new funding agency expectations, information professionals across domains and the world have worked to create resources and services to successfully implement and sometimes assess DMPs. This essay presents a series of case studies from different institutions across the globe to highlight current practices and share recommendations for future work. A summary of various projects related to DMP implementation, assessment, and evaluation in different contexts provides a useful overview of current practices. The essay concludes with recommendations for practical oversight and scoring to improve DMPs’ utility in enabling the sharing of data.
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