NSF to require data management plans

NSFIn October 2010, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will require scientists to complete data management plans, submitted as two-page supplementary documents, with all new proposals for NSF funding. This change to data sharing illustrates the importance of publicly funded research that is available to the public and accessible to broad scientific communities. "Science is becoming data-intensive and collaborative," noted Ed Seidel, acting assistant director for NSF's Mathematical and Physical Sciences directorate.

Complete details in the NSF Press Release 10-077 from May 10, 2010.