Data Management Plans for Successful NIH and NSF Grants

60 Minute On-Demand Webinar. Available in CD, MP4 or PDF Transcript. 

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Effective data management before, during and after completing your research is essential to ensure you and others can use, preserve and access the information. Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and most recently NSF, require that grant applications contain management plans for projects involving data collection. NSF will review your Data Management Plan as part of the Intellectual Merit or Broader Impacts of the proposal, or both, as appropriate. And grant applications submitted to either agency must incorporate a solid plan that meets their criteria, or face delays or outright rejection. 

But what should a data management plan include? And how can you ensure you meet these new agency requirements? During this how-to webinar, your expert presenter will offer data management alternatives to consider before you begin your proposed research, specify what should be included, provide strategies for overcoming data management issues, and offer step-by-step guidance so your plan meets all important NIH and NSF requirements. 

5 Key Take-Aways: 

  • The types of data to be “managed,” including trials, samples, physical collections, software, curriculum materials and other materials produced during the funded project
  • The format standards you should use for data and metadata
  • Data management requirements for collaborative and or interdisciplinary proposals
  • Agency expectations regarding releasing data that include sensitive information
  • Shaping your data management plan to meet reviewers’ expectations 

This Webinar Is Perfect for Scientists Who: 

  • Need to know what counts as data
  • Require a thorough understanding of the agencies’ data management plan expectations and requirements
  • Want to ensure they follow policies for access and sharing
  • Need guidance to determine the requirements specific to the Directorate, Office, Division, Program or Institute
  • Are involved in funding the plan and finding model data management plans and processes 


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Meet Your Presenter:

 Michael Lesiecki, PhD, CRA, is the principal investigator for a large grant from the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. He has 27 peer-reviewed journal publications and a patent. He received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Oregon State University. He was a Research Professor at the University of Utah and an Associate Professor at the University of Puerto Rico. At Exxon Research and Engineering, Dr. Lesiecki worked as a Senior Scientist and was the director of the Bioscience Division at Candela Laser Corporation. He authored successful SBIR proposals while at Candela, including six Phase I and five Phase II grants to the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Lesiecki left Candela to open Scion Scientific, with a Phase-I SBIR grant from the National Eye Institute.

This Webinar presentation is brought to you as a training tool by the Principal Investigators Association, which is an independent organization. The presentation, tools presented and their contents are not connected with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), nor are they endorsed by this agency. All views expressed are those personally held by the presenter and are not official government policies or opinions.