In IST, we have been discussing the upcoming requirement that NSF proposals include a formal two-page scientific data management plan, and we are gathering information about the impact on the campus of this new requirement.
While many individual PIs and departments have data management plans in place, it is likely that a campus-wide conversation about this topic is needed. In this initial assessment, we are contacting a small group of stakeholders such as yourself and asking the following key questions:
(Targeted statement for RAC and SPO.) We are especially interested in hearing from our colleagues in Research Administration and Compliance and the Sponsored Projects Office. You certainly know more about the requirement itself, about its impact on grant proposal submissions and on compliance, and how campus PIs are preparing for it.
We are hoping to conclude this initial assessment by the end of August (and only need that much time because of summer absences) and would like to follow up with you in late July and early August. Any responses to the questions above will certainly be very helpful. Additional information about the assessment can be found on a project wiki where we will also publish updates and findings.
Looking forward to talking with you about this important topic.
Chris (sent June 24, 2010)
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