The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has issued a directive that aims to increase public access to the results of federally funded research. This policy memorandum directs federal agencies spending more than $100 million in research and development grants to develop plans that will make the published results of federally funded research freely available to the public and that will require researchers to better manage digital data resulting from federally funded research.
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U.S. funding agencies including the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health require researchers to supply detailed, cost-effective plans for managing grant-funded research data. Along with the UCLA Library’s Web page to help researchers meet agency data management requirements, UC’s California Digital Library, along with other institutions, has launched an online data management planning tool to help guide researchers through the process of creating a plan.
The tool helps researchers generate ready-to-use data management plans required by specific funding agencies, get step-by-step instructions and guidance on data management plans, and find resources and services that can help meet funders’ data management plan requirements.
Though the tool is ready for use, it is still being actively developed, and feedback is invited. Offer feedback or request further assistance from UCLA librarians via email.
The National Endowment for the Humanities has launched a new grant program, Digital Humanities Implementation Grants, to fund the implementation of projects that have completed a start-up phase. Awards range from $100,000 to $325,000.
Grant requirements include the submission of a data management plan; this requirement has been aligned with a similar requirement from the National Science Foundation, which enables applicants to take advantage of resources created to support the NSF requirement. The UCLA Library has created a Web page providing data management information and resources and also offers services to support researchers.