NERC has a policy on data in order to:
- Ensure the continuing availability of environmental data of long-term value for research, teaching, and for wider exploitation for the public good, by individuals, government, business and other organisations.
- Support the integrity, transparency and openness of the research it supports.
- Help in the formal publication of data sets, as well as enabling the tracking of their usage to be tracked through citation and data licences.
- Meet relevant legislation and government guidance on the management and distribution of environmental information.
A mandatory, single page, Outline Data Management Plan (ODMP) is required for all grant and fellowship applications, as per the NERC guidelines.
A fuller Data Management Plan (DMP), written in collaboration with the NERC environmental data centres must be provided to NERC within three months of the project’s starting date.