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  • Katherine Hollingsworth

NSF data management plans easy with MedeA

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has made changes to how data management plans are submitted as required components of a proposal. All proposals must now describe plans for data management and sharing of the products of research, or assert the absence of the need for such plans.

For computational scientists using MedeA this is not a problem. MedeA was architected to facilitate the intelligent storage and sharing of computational results and protocols. Scientists may readily search the JobServer for previously run simulations, rerun previously defined protocols, and share any of these with collaborators. This is a powerful way to avoid duplication, and to define and document best practices, and now it makes documenting your data management and sharing plan in an NSF proposal straightforward. To learn more about the capabilities of the JobServer and MedeA contact us.

Additional information about the contents and submission of data management plans in NSF proposals can be found in Chapter II.C.2.j of the Grant Proposal Guide in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.

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