NSF Revamps Data‑Sharing Policy | September 27, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 39 | Chemical & Engineering News
 
 
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Volume 88 Issue 39 | pp. 46-47
Issue Date: September 27, 2010

NSF Revamps Data‑Sharing Policy

Mandatory grant application supplements detailing how data will be shared will increase transparency, agency hopes
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: NSF, data sharing

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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