As of January 18, 2011 all NSF proposals must include a data management plan.

NSF data management plan must include:

  • Expected data,

  • Data format/standard,

  • Access to data and data sharing,

  • Policies for reuse and redistribution,

  • Archival of data.

The ACG has tools in place to assist with items 3 & 5.

As per the requirements of granting agencies such as NSF and NIH, research projects must meet specific requirements for data management.  The Advanced Computing Group provides services to help researchers easily store data in the cloud (Seafile Data Storage) and create an individualized data management plan for their grants to meet NSF and NIH requirements.  ACG data management plans also come with the benefits of the Maine Dataverse Network (see Data Management Tools).