Issue Date: September 27, 2010
NSF Revamps Data‑Sharing Policy
The National Science Foundation will soon require that grant applications contain a detailed plan explaining how researchers expect to publicly share the data generated by the agency’s funding. Applications without the newly required supplements, which can be up to two pages long, will be ineligible for funding. NSF is still finalizing details—what data must be shared, how, and when. Meanwhile, some scientists are skeptical about the value of the new requirement.
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