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I. Purpose
 
II. Philosophy
 
III. General Data Policy
 
IV. Proposal Requirements
 
V. Reporting Requirements
 
VI. More Specific Guidance
 
VII. Sample Policy
 
Appendix I. National Data Centers
 
Appendix II: Program Specific Requirements
   
Appendix III: Other Database Activities
 
Appendix IV. Sample Repositories
 

II. Philosophy

The overall philosophy is embodied in the NSF Grant General Conditions:

NSF expects significant findings from research and education activities it supports to be promptly submitted for publication, with authorship that accurately reflects the contributions of those involved. It expects investigators to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental costs and within a reasonable time, the data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of the work. It also encourages grantees to share software and inventions or otherwise act to make the innovations they embody widely useful and usable.

Adjustments and, where essential, exceptions may be allowed to safeguard the rights of individuals and subjects, the validity of results, or the integrity of collections or to accommodate legitimate interests of investigators.

 
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