The National Science Foundation (NSF) now requires that proposals include a data management plan. Do you need help preparing one? Contact a JHU Data Management consultant (datamanagagement@jhu.edu) to take advantage of data management support available for JHU researchers. This new service was designed with researchers in mind.

By now, you’ve probably heard that you now need to have a data management plan when you submit your NSF proposal, but it may be less clear what it means for you as you prepare your proposal. This new data management consulting service helps you to identify the information needed to develop your two-page data management plan building on expertise gained through the Data Conservancy. Data management consultants are available to help you write and refine the data management plan while keeping NSF directorate specific criteria and expectations in mind.

Directorates within NSF have various deadlines, so depending on what your proposal deadline is, you will want to allow for three weeks ahead of the deadline to have adequate time for preparing the data management plan. Please contact a data management consultant today to get started.

Upcoming proposal deadlines (for mid August):

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Geography and Spatial Sciences
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • Ocean Drilling Program
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

More deadlines are listed on the NSF website

These services are provided free for JHU researchers, but funded through various JHU schools.


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