As of October 1, 2014, all Department of Energy Office of Science research proposals must include a Data Management Plan (DMP). All other DOE Offices will implement similar DMP requirements by October 1, 2015. Here is a link to their Research Data policy: http://www.energy.gov/datamanagement/doe-policy-digital-research-data-management
All proposals submitted to the Office of Science for research funding must include a Data Management Plan (DMP) that addresses the following requirements:
DMPs will be reviewed as part of the proposal merit review process. The sponsoring program or sub-program may also have more specific requirements. Individual solicitations may also have more specific requirements. See the link to the DOE Research Data policy for full information.
|Office of Science Program||Requirement|
|Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR)||
DMPs must discuss the following applicable issues:
|Biological and Environmental Research (BER)||
Data of potentially broad use in climate change research should be archived, when possible, in data repositories for subsequent dissemination. Relevant CESD-funded data repositories include:
The BER program requires that all publishable data, metadata, and software from research funded by the Genomic Sciences Program conform to community standard formats, be clearly attributable, and be deposited within a community recognized public database(s). Data consistent with DOE Systems Biology Knowledgebase (KBase) should be accessible to KBase and integrated into KBase. The PI must maintain Genomic Science Program funded digitally accessible data for the duration of the funded project.
|Fusion Energy Sciences (FES)||
The SC Statement on Digital Data Management applies to codes used to analyze experimental data and to simulation codes. With respect to codes, FES specifically:
|Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)||
The SBIR/STTR Program Office offers two options for submitted DMPs:
1. It is anticipated that all generated data will be protected as SBIR/STTR data and therefore will not be publicly shared during the applicable SBIR/STTR data protection period. It will be assumed that the proposer has chosen Option 1.
2. If the PI plans to publicly disclose technical data during the data protection period or for data not expected to be asserted as protected SBIR/STTR rights data, please submit a DMP in accordance with the requirements of the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
The Office of EERE will include additional requirements to ensure specific datasets are submitted to the Open Energy Information Platform (OpenEI). All publicly accessible data on OpenEI will be integrated into the DOE Enterprise Data Inventory and Public Data Listing.
EERE will also provide guidance about data management best practices and will provide a high level template DMP. The template will include information on subject specific repositories, such as BioEnergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF) and the National Geothermal Data System (NGDS).
Did you know?
The DoE Office of Science already has a Data Management policy in place. If your funding comes from the Office of Science, check out their data policy. http://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/
Georgia Tech's institutional repository, SMARTech, may be able to house your research data. Contact our Digital Scholarship Librarian to find out what your options are for archiving your data and making it accessible.
re3data.org also maintains a comprehensive listing of available data repositories.