Office of Sponsored Programs
Data Management Plans
Beginning January 18, 2011, proposals submitted to NSF must include a supplementary document of no more than two pages labeled "Data Management Plan" (DMP) . This document should describe how the proposal will conform to NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. Proposals that do not include a DMP will not be able to be submitted. For more information about this new requirement, please see the Grant Proposal Guide, Chapter II.C.2.j and the Data Management and Sharing Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs).
Collaborative proposals only need one Data Management Plan; the lead institution is responsible for uploading that document into Fastlane.
Please note: Several Directorates have provided additional guidance for Data Management Plans that are to submitted to their programs:
Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO)
Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate (MPS):
The Rowan SAN environment consists of a tiered storage architecture with two redundant data centers: The Memorial Data Center and the North Data Center.
Tier-2 is comprised of 10K FC (SAS) disks for storage of data that gets frequent use but doesn’t require the performance of the very expensive Tier-1. Each 3PAR has 40.8TB of Tier-2 storage. Tier-3 is made up of 7K SATA drives, referred to as NearLine (NL). Tier-3 storage is for data that is used less frequently or archived. Each system contains 202TB of Tier-3 storage. In our old system duty cycle and Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) were taken into consideration when assigning data to each storage tier, but the new storage architecture is well advanced and assigns data to its proper tier internally.
Tier-4 storage is comprised of tape backups performed daily using HP Data Protector. There are redundant tape libraries and backup software hosts, one in each data center.
If a data center is lost, services and applications can be restored in the other data center with the strategic use of VMWare and HP’s Continuous Access technologies. For additional disaster recovery, tape restores can be performed from the tape backup library.
The following websites provide additional information: