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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 Storage Area Network (SAN) environment consists of a tiered storage architecture with two redundant data centers: The Memorial Data Center and the North Data Center.
Tier-1 storage is a Hewlett Packard StorageWorks 8000 Enterprise Virtual Array system. There is 55 TB of raw storage capacity in the Memorial Data Center and 40 TB in the North Data Center. The 40 TB of storage in the North Data Center is redundant with the Memorial Data Center. An additional 15 TB capacity is reserved in the Memorial Data Center for specialty purposes. The two data centers are connected via a redundant fiber channel connection. HP brand Brocade fiber switches are used for the data center and host connections.
Tier-2 and Tier-3 storage are comprised of two identical HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array P2000 systems, one in each Data Center. There is 64 TB of combined raw storage capacity between the two tiers. Tier-2 and Tier-3 storage are housed across both P2000 systems. Tier-2 storage is comprised of fiber connected SAS drives. Tier-3 storage is comprised of fiber connected SATA drives. Duty cycle and Mean Time To Failure (MTTF) are taken into consideration when assigning storage to each tier.
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: