- Many funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), have requirements for data sharing and data management plans. Under Proposal Development Resources on the OSPA main page, you can now find a link to an MU Libraries resource page on Data Management Plans.
- The NIH public access policy requires scientists to submit final peer-reviewed journal manuscripts that arise from NIH funds to PubMed Central immediately upon acceptance for publication. NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the public access mandate. Under Federal Guidance and Regulations on the OSPA main page, you can now find a link to an MU Libraries resource page on the NIH Public Access Policy.
Note that NSF recently released its own public access policy. The library resource page will be updated soon to incorporate NSF and other funder policies. In the meantime, frequently asked questions about the NSF policy can be found here.
Application guidelines are nothing new, but the ferocity with which they are being enforced is. The wrong font size on a proposal could lead to its rejection, forcing the applicant to wait months until the next grant cycle to resubmit. The delay can prove damaging with the tenure and promotion clock ticking.
Grant Programs Get Persnickety