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Data Management Plans

The Advanced Computing Group has tools in place to help meet granting agencies such as NSF and NIH requirements for a data management plan (DMP). When we help you develop a DMP for a specific grant you receive all the benefits of the Maine Dataverse Network along with other features and benefits. Please contact us to learn more about how the ACG can simplify the DMP process.

As of January 18, 2011 all NSF proposals must include a data management plan.

NSF data management plan must include:

  1. Expected data,

  2. Data format/standard,

  3. Access to data and data sharing,

  4. Policies for reuse and redistribution,

  5. Archival of data.

The ACG has tools in place to assist with items 3 & 5.

Maine Dataverse Network

The Maine Dataverse Network is a cloud-based data repository intended to facilitate data sharing among the research community in accordance with NSF and other granting authority data management plan requirements. Offers a convenient and secure method of sharing and archiving data.

NSF DMP Guidance template

A template providing guidance to the required sections of a NSF Data Management Plan.

DMP tool

The Advanced Computing Group and the University of Maine System have partnered to provide an easy access tool to assist in Data Management Plan creation for faculty and researchers in the University of Maine System.

“The DMPTool is an inter-institutional collaboration established to support the management of research data via the DMPTool, an open source, web application that assists researchers in producing data management plans and delivering them to funders. The two principal objectives of the DMPTool are: 1) to provide researchers with an easy way to create a data management plan by addressing funder and institutional requirements, and 2) to provide researchers with related information pertinent to their specific institutional environment. The operating motto of the project is “Guidance and resources for your data management plan.””                                                                                                          -from DMPTool agreement