FTA Safety Research and Demonstration Program Guidance for Grantees: Data Management Plan (DMP) Guidance
All projects funded under FTA's FY 2018 Safety Research and Demonstration (SRD) Program must develop a detailed Data Management Plan (DMP) that describes how a grantee will manage all data generated during the demonstration of the project, including archiving and sharing protocols. This document provides guidelines for preparing a DMP with details and requirements that are specific to the FY 2018 SRD Program. It describes the evaluation pillars that should be followed to align the DMP with FTA’s goals of standardized evaluation and associated performance measures across all awarded projects and outlines the minimum required content of the DMP and suggested guidelines to complete each section. Grantees are directed to additional resources that provide examples of successfully submitted DMPs and online tools to create DMP templates.