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DOE Office of Science Issues New Rules for Data Management

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 11:07

The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science announced on 28 July 2014 new requirements for the management of digital research data. The new requirements, outlined in a Dear Colleague letter from Patricia Dehmer, acting director of DOE's Office of Science, are in response to a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directive.

All proposals submitted to the Office of Science for research funding will be required to include a data management plan that describes whether and how the digital research data generated through the course of the proposed research will be shared and preserved. The new requirements will appear in solicitations issued on and after 1 October 2014 and will apply to proposals from all organizations including academic institutions, DOE National Laboratories, and others. The requirements do not apply to applications to use Office of Science user facilities.

More information and guidance is available at http://science.energy.gov/funding-opportunities/digital-data-management/

Adapted from an announcement received from Kate Bannan, DOE Office of Science

Richard Tresch Fienberg
Press Officer & Director of Communications
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