Cyberinfrastructure facilities information and data management plan resources to help you prepare grant proposals

Facilities statements are required supplemental documents for many NSF proposals, and are often useful in preparing NIH proposals, as well. The Research Technologies division of UITS has prepared an extensive facilities document for use as a starting point in creating your own facilities document. The document prepared is extensive in its coverage of IU cyberinfrastructure, and it is appropriate for you to delete any parts not relevant to your proposal. Similarly, it may be appropriate to add information describing your departmental resources.

See the current IU cyberinfrastructure facilities statement in Google at IU My Drive. Because IU's cyberinfrastructure facilities statement contains competitively sensitive information, only members of the IU community may access it; consequently, you must be signed into your Google at IU account to view the file (see Access Google at IU).

The following online resources can help you make a comprehensive estimate of your project's storage needs; they also provide guidelines and examples that can help you prepare your data management plan:

  • The DMPTool: The Data Management Plan Tool (DMPTool), a service of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) of the California Digital Library (CDL), provides templates and step-by-step instructions for preparing data management plans that meet the requirements of specific funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in many cases can connect you with data management resources tailored to your specific institution.

    To see a list of participating institutions, create an account, and/or log in to begin using the DMPTool, see Sign in options. For more, see About the DMPTool and Funder Requirements.

  • DataONE Best Practices of Data Management: The Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE) has compiled an online Data Management Skillbuilding Hub Best Practices database to help researchers learn to effectively work with their data through every stage of the data lifecycle. Additionally, DataONE's Best Practices Primer (in PDF format) describes fundamental data management practices, and includes tips for describing, managing, preserving, and sharing your project's data.

    DataONE also collaborated on the creation of the DMPTool (described above), and provides several sample data management plans that conform to its best practices guidelines on its Data Management Planning page.

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