The NFS has created a useful FAQ at http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmpfaqs.jsp Look here first for answers about data management – almost everybody is new to this, so the NSF may already have fielded your question.
Middlebury specific FAQ (the list will grow as questions arise):
Does Middlebury have a data repository in which I can archive my data?
We are researching that, and you can contribute by filling in the Feedback form, linked in the left hand menu.
If Middlebury creates a data repository, do I have to use it?
No - where you put your data is your decision. It may be that some data are best preserved and accessed in (inter)national, subject specific repositories. It may also be that there is not well defined home for your data, in which case an on-campus solution might be the safest place for them.
Could I use both an on-campus and an off-campus repository?
Yes. Putting the same data in two repositories is perfectly acceptable. They can be linked, and linked to your published results.
General information regarding grants and funding is available from the Sponsored Research Office www.middlebury.edu/offices/support/grants.
Specific questions about science grants should be directed to
- Alison Darrow, Science Grants Specialist firstname.lastname@example.org.
Specific questions about data and data management plans should be directed to: