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Research Funder Requirements

Funder News

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released their new Data Management and Sharing Policy after a 5 year cycle of community input and revisions. It will take effect on January 25, 2023. 

The Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences 2020 funding cycle is closed except for 1 opportunity: Unsolicited Grant Opportunities program. 

The NSF has released the 2020 version of their PAPPG (NSF 20-1) Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PDF) which will be effective June 1, 2020. The 2019 Guide (NSF 19-1) has been in force since February 25, 2019.

The NSF issued a Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data, on May 20, 2019. The purpose of this DCL is to describe – and encourage – effective practices for managing research data, including the use of persistent identifiers (IDs) for data and machine-readable data management plans (DMPs).

“Movement towards open science by the research community offers the potential to enhance public benefits of science and engineering research. Open science provides new opportunities for researchers to access research findings and data, which in turn has the potential to advance knowledge in many critical domains. The capacity of science and engineering research to achieve these advances depends on the extent to which researchers are aware of, and use, effective practices for data preparation, curation, and distribution. Through this DCL, NSF encourages researchers to learn about the practices described above, and to implement them in the proposals that they prepare for submission to NSF.”

Funder Requirements Overview

As budgets tighten and research trends change, funding agencies are increasingly requiring more comprehensive attention to research data management. There are many different guidelines, varying by agency.  Many agencies have subdivisions that have additional requirements.  The pages in this section provide information on each funder.  There are links to the pertinent policies and related resources.