Effective practices for managing research data


May 20, 2019

Movement towards open science by the research community offers the potential to enhance public benefits of science and engineering research. Open science provides new opportunities for researchers to access research findings and data, which in turn have the potential to advance knowledge in many critical domains.

The capacity of science and engineering research to achieve these advances depends on the extent to which researchers are aware of, and use, effective practices for data preparation, curation, and distribution.

NSF encourages researchers to learn about effective practices for managing data and to implement them in the proposals that they prepare for submission to NSF.

Learn more in Dear Colleague Letter: Effective Practices for Data (NSF 19-069).

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2019, its budget is $8.1 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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