When starting a data management plan, think about the various goals of a data lifecycle. For a given research project, issues surrounding data collection, storage, organization, documentation, preservation, and distribution should be ascertained.
Consider the following questions:
More complete checklists with other considerations can be found in the resources below. Not all aspects will apply to every project. Please be sure to check with your funder's requirements.
The National Institutes of Health have various data sharing policies depending on factors such as funding amount and type of data, among other requirements. See their website for more information. NIH Data Sharing Policies
The National Science Foundation also requires data sharing as part of their data management plans. Read more NSF data sharing.