The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences updated data management plan requirements earlier this year. Specific changes include:
- Clarification of resposibilities on collaborative proposals and proposals with sub-awards, both for data management planning and for reporting.
- Stronger language articulating NSF BIO's commitment to promoting timely access to data.
- Re-written recommendations for data management plan organization, including specific references to data availability and preservation beyond the end of the grant.