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Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Management Plans

Natural Environment Research Council NERC has a policy on data in order to:
  1. 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.
  2. Support the integrity, transparency and openness of the research it supports.
  3. 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.
  4. Meet relevant legislation and government guidance on the management and distribution of environmental information.

(NERC Data Policy Statement (pdf))

Requirements

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.

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