Digital UNC - Grant Data Management Plans
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Digital Initiatives Librarian
Since 1999, federal grant-awarding agencies must ensure that all data produced under an award will be made available to the public through the procedures established under the Freedom of Information Act. Government funding agencies implement this requirement in various ways.
National Science Foundation
Effective January 18, 2011, NSF requires that submitted proposals must include a plan for the management and sharing of data and other research products associated with the proposal. A supplementary document ("Data Management Plan") of no more than two pages is required, describing how the proposal will conform to the NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.
The following resources may be helpful in drafting a Data Management Plan:
- NSF Overview of the Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results (including Directorate-level guidance)
- NSF Data Sharing Policy
- NSF Data Management Plan Requirements
- NSF Data Management Plan “Frequently Asked Questions
National Institutes of Health
For most grants over $500,000, a data sharing plan must be included in an application. Final research data "should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data".
Grant Data Management/Sharing at UNC
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