Funding agency guidelines for research data management
Research Data Management
Funding Agency Guidelines
NSF guidance is included in the revised NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide. The change upholds the existing guidelines advocating open data, "[NSF] expects PIs to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of the work."
“... Proposals must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled “Data Management Plan”. This supplement should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results (see AAG Chapter VI.D.4), and may include:
NSF Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results page has links and information on:
See the NIH Data Sharing Policy
"All investigator-initiated applications with direct costs greater than $500,000 in any single year will be expected to address data sharing in their application...
In some cases, Program Announcements (PA) may request data sharing plans for applications that are less than $500,000 direct costs in any single year...
The rights and privacy of people who participate in NIH-sponsored research must be protected at all times. Thus, data intended for broader use should be free of identifiers that would permit linkages to individual research participants and variables that could lead to deductive disclosure of the identity of individual subjects. When data sharing is limited, applicants should explain such limitations in their data sharing plans."
NIH has also outlined Key Elements to Consider in Preparing a Data Sharing Plan
This is not a comprehensive list, but provides examples of other agency guidelines.
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