NSF to Require Data Management Plans

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NSF to Ask Every Grant Applicant for Data Management Plan

 on May 5, 2010 2:09 PM 

"Scientists seeking funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will soon need to spell out how they plan to manage the data they hope to collect. It's part of a broader move by NSF and other federal agencies to emphasize the importance of community access to data."

 Read full article http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/05/nsf-to-ask-every-grant-applicant.html Very interesting! A data management plan with each grant would help researchers share their data more easily and also help combat loss of potentially irreplaceable digital data. What do you think about this?


Luckily, the libraries are here to help! We have put together this page to gather tools and other resources to help researchers manage and share their data: Managing Your Data - Library Guide


Also, this summer we will be offering our workshop "Data Management for Scientists and Engineers". Look here to register.

Full article on NSF data plan: http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2010/05/nsf-to-ask-every-grant-applicant.html

*From Lisa Johnston's Physics and Astronomy Library News

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