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Scholarly Communication & Related Issues

Scholarly communication is the life-blood of the university’s teaching and research mission. Issues of copyright, intellectual property rights, and the long-term preservation of digital assets are posing new challenges to faculty, schools, & librarians.

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About Data Services & Data Management

Data management is increasingly important to the academic community.  How to share, cite, and reuse data requires effective management.  New tools and resources help in this effort.

NSF Data Management Plan

As of January 18, 2011, all National Science Foundation (NSF) grant applications require a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan".  This supplement should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results, and may include:

  • types of data (including samples, physical collections, software);
  • metadata standards to be used;
  • policies for access and sharing (including provisions for privacy/intellectual property);
  • policies and provisions for re-use; and
  • plans for archiving and preservation of access.