The following requirements and guidance provided by the Office of Fusion Energy Sciences (FES) supplement but do not replace the requirements and guidance in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
The Office of Fusion Energy Sciences does not have any additional requirements beyond the requirements in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
Any additional requirements and guidance of FES subprograms will be provided in Funding Opportunity Announcements, Lab Announcements, and FWP preparation guidance. This information would supplement but not replace the requirements and guidance in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
For most proposals submitted to FES a data management plan of 1-2 pages will be sufficient.
If proposals to FES are requesting co- funding by Office of Science Programs other than FES, they should follow the guidelines of the partnership Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or Lab Announcement.
The SC Statement on Digital Data Management applies to codes used to analyze experimental data and to simulation codes.
Data management plans for codes should address the elements outlined in the SC Statement. With respect to codes, FES specifically:
- Encourages that codes developed with FES funding and used to analyze experimental data and/or to perform simulations be made available to the broader community via Open Source licensing.
- Recognizes the right of the code developers to establish a reasonable exclusive use period for the developed software; in addition, recognizes that sharing may be limited to stable versions of the code(s) and not to the currently-under-development “research” versions of the code(s).
- Recognizes that there may be code sharing limitations driven by proprietary interests, export control issues, intellectual property rights, and issues affecting US competitiveness.
- Acknowledges that code sharing does not create obligations for the code developers to provide software support, unless there is a collaboration agreement between the parties.
- Understands that code sharing should respect existing user license agreements established by the code developers
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