Data Management Plan

ATTENTION: Grant-funded Researchers, Depositors, and Potential Depositors:

AILLA Requirements

 If you need a support letter from AILLA for a grant application, you must complete the following steps at least one month before your grant due date:

  1. Send the following information in a request for a support letter to the AILLA Manager:
    • Title of your project,
    • The names of the indigenous languages and their ISO codes;
    • The complete names of all (Co-)PIs;
    • A draft of the Data Management Plan or DMP (see below), that includes a specific timeline for submitting your data to AILLA;
    • The name of the grant you are applying for, including if it is a Senior grant, a Fellowship, or a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG); and
    • The link to the call for proposals for the grant.
  2. If you are required to submit a budget as part of your grant, please plan to include a service fee of 8% of the direct costs (excluding salaries and fringe for Senior Personnel, Graduate Research Assistants, and Postdocs) in your budget to defray the costs associated with curating, ingesting, and permanently storing your collection at AILLA. Please contact the AILLA manager with questions.
  3. Once you know the status of your grant application (approved or denied), you must send this information to the AILLA Manager for planning purposes. If your grant is approved, please contact AILLA regarding your timeline so that the AILLA staff can plan the AILLA deposit queue accordingly.

Data Management Plan (DMP)

 Many granting agencies, like NSF, NEH, NIH, IMLS, etc., now require researchers to submit a DMP as part of their grant proposal application. Researchers might find the information found at the following links useful for creating a DMP:

  • View the slides and reading list from the 2017 LSA Institute Workshop on Data Management Plans for Linguistic Research and watch the videos here.
  • There is a concise article about data management plans on Wikipedia that includes links to other websites.
  • The DMPTool provides DMP requirements and templates for several specific funding agencies and programs.
  • The University of Pittsburgh has detailed information about writing a Data Management Plan, as well as sample DMPs here.
  • The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) also has helpful information about Data Management Plans here.
  • This is a sample DMP from a senior research grant for the Documenting Endangered Languages program of the National Science Foundation. This sample has been annotated to highlight key elements to include.
  • This is another sample DMP from a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (DDRIG) for the Documenting Endangered Languages program of the National Science Foundation. This sample has not been annotated.