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  • Update on NSF Data Management Plans and Data Repositories
    Research Updates
  • Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

1. Update on NSF Data Management Plans and Data Repositories

Since January 2011, NSF has required a 2-page document describing data plans for managing and sharing data from research as part of any submitted grant proposal. The libraries have received a few comments from review panels on data management plans which will be shared below. First, be sure to describe all data collection in the main body of the proposal. The management plan should include how the data will be managed and also include a description of the data in the main body of the proposal.

Second, research plans should include both the management of the data (where it will be stored, backed up, etc.) and how it will be shared with the research community. If both points are not addressed, the grant application may be returned.

If there are any direct comments on the submitted data management plan from the review panel, please let the libraries know.

Information about developing a plan, including existing data repositories, can be found at Research Data. For assistance with Data Management Plans contact either Daureen Nesdill in the Faculty Center of the Marriott Library or Abby Adamczyk in the Eccles Health Sciences Library.

As a result of funding agencies and journal editors requiring the sharing of research data, new tools are emerging. For example, Data Citation Index is a new product being developed by Thomson Reuters. There are now over 500 subject-based data repositories worldwide of which Thomson Reuters has included 70+ in their Data Citation Index. The Marriott Library has initiated a trial for the month of February for individuals to investigate. Please check it out by going to Data Citation Index in the list of Article Databases & More and let the libraries know what you think of this resource for research data.

The libraries are also investigating using USpace as a data repository and they are looking for assistance. If you have datasets (and accompanying documentation) and would like to work with the library, please contact Daureen Nesdill.

Helpful URLs:
Research Data

MyRA data management plans

Data Citation Index

2. Upcoming Classes in the Research Administration Training Series (RATS)

For questions concerning RATS, please contact Tony Onofrietti (801-585-3492) or visit the RATS website.

Data and Safety Monitoring: Plans, Board & Committees
Tuesday, Feb 26 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Introduction to SciVal Funding
Wednesday, Feb 27 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Lab 3100C

Governing Regulations for Grants & Contracts
Tuesday, March 5 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm 1750

Introduction to Research Integrity
Wednesday, March 6 2:00-4:00p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

Investigator Training Workshop Clinical Research Session
Wednesday, March 6 2:00-4:00 p.m.
RAB Rm. 117

Institutional Review Board & Human Subject Research
Thursday, March 7 2:00-4:00 p.m.
HSEB Rm. 1750

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