May 07, 2010
NSF data management requirements
Here's a story in Science about NSF data management plan requirements.
And here is an email response I wrote to the person who drew this to my attention:
I think UMBS may serve as an example of one type of departmental-level response to this. We've currently finished drafting a data management policy (please don't circulate):
and we recently inserted a section on data management into a proposal our Director, Knute Nadelhoffer, is on. I think the next step for us will be to draft a generic appendix that meets requirements of the NSF solicitation (http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2009/nsf09514/nsf09514.htm; see below). We (I) would then be available to the researchers to identify likely future datasets and customize the appendix.
(A-1) Data Management Plan (maximum 1 page): Development and adherence to community-wide standards for collection and presentation of data, such as microarray or interactome data, are highly encouraged. Large-scale datasets must be made available in a format that enables rapid comparison and effective utilization of reproducible information. All proposals must include a detailed data management plan if the project is expected to generate significant digital data for preservation (maximum 1 page). The contents of the data management plan should include:
* The types of data to be produced
* The standards that would be applied for format, metadata content, etc.
* Provisions for archiving and preservation
* Access policies and provisions
* Plans for eventual transition or termination of the data collection after the NSF funding period
Posted by kkwaiser at May 7, 2010 11:01 AM