Funder requirements and guidance undergo regular and frequent review.
To be assured of the most up-to-date requirements and guidance, review your funding opportunity announcement and the funder web site.
The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) may include requirements, or point to broader guidance and requirements according to the program, office, division, etc. which the FOA falls under.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
See the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Statement on Sharing Research Data. NIH has also outlined Key Elements to Consider in Preparing a Data Sharing Plan.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Review the National Science Foundation (NSF) Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide funding opportunity announcement for guidance and requirements, which may supersede increasingly broader and more general guidance at higher levels of a funding agency.
For more information, visit NSF Requirements by Directorate, Office, Division, Program or other NSF unit.
Other Agency Guidelines and Policies
Here examples of other guidelines. This is not a comprehensive list; let us know if you do not see your funding source listed here:
- NASA Earth Science Data and Information Policy
- NASA Guidebook for Proposers Responding to a NASA Funding Announcement (March 2018 revision) and requirements by directorate, office and other NASA units
- NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) Data Management Plans for NEH Office of Digital Humanities
Proposals and Awards
- NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture), U.S. Department of Agriculture Research Terms and Conditions regarding genome sequence data
- NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Data and Publication Sharing Directive for NOAA Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
- NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Data Archiving Plans for NIJ Funding Applicants
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation data sharing philosophy
- Institute of Education Sciences (US Dept of Education) Implementation Guide for Public Access to Research Data
- Institute of Museum and Library Services digital product form
- American Heart Association’s Open Science Policy for AHA Funded Research
The University of Iowa has several policies and guidelines that should be accounted for as you manage research data.
Data Classification, Export Controls
At the UI, research data falls into one of four classification levels. The classification level will determine how you should manage the data, and the infrastructure you use for your data, during and after your project.
- Managing University Data – Data Classification Guidelines, Personally Identifiable Information, System Risk Analysis, Export Controls
- Institutional Data Access Policy – includes data classification
- Privacy Rules and HIPAA
- Computer Equipment Disposal
Roles and Responsibilities
- Policy Roles and Responsibilities: Data Steward, Data Custodian, Authorized User, etc.
Post-project: Preservation, Data Transfer, Use Agreements, Data Sharing
- Researcher Handbook: Data management: Research Records
- Data ownership and transfer
- Data sharing and Data Use Agreements: Decision flowchart, guidance
Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Research Ethics Training: Requirements, approved courses