Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation Pre-Award Services
Major Funding Agency Data Management Guidelines
National Science Foundation
Beginning January 18, 2011, a Data Management Plan (DMP) will be required for all new NSF proposals. The contents of this DMP will be reviewed and scored as part of the merit review process. For more information visit http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/SBE_DataMgmtPlanPolicy.pdf
- NSF Dissemination and Sharing of Research Results (includes links to NSF policy and requirements for data sharing, and links to individual Directorates)
- NSF FAQs on Data Management and Sharing
National Institutes of Health
For most grants over $500K, a data sharing plan must be included in the application and incorporated as a term and condition of the award. 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.” Currently, the NIH does not review this section as part of the proposal scoring process.
- NIH Data Sharing Policy
- NIH FAQs on Data Sharing
- Examples of NIH Data Sharing Plans (from NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guide)
- NIH Data Sharing Brochure (pdf)
- NIH Data Sharing Workbook (pdf)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC’s data release/sharing policy requires that “all data are released and/or shared as soon as feasible without compromising privacy concerns, federal and state confidentiality concerns, proprietary interests, national security interests, or law enforcement activities." This applies to data collected for CDC through grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.