Revised NSF Ocean Sciences Data and Sample Policy Released

The Division of Ocean Sciences released a new Data and Sample Policy on May 24, 2011.
This document describes the requirements for contributing data and samples to national data centers. In general, it requires that primary data collected under NSF/OCE funded projects be submitted to the appropriate data center within 2 years of collection. This update reflect changes in (1) NSF Data Management Plan requirements and (2) the location and contact information for designated Data and Sample Centers that have occurred since the last issuance of this policy in 2004.