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Additional Requirements and Guidance for Digital Data Management

The following requirements and guidance provided by the HEP program office supplement but do not replace the requirements and guidance in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.

The Office of High Energy Physics reiterates the Digital Data Principles enunciated in the Office of Science (SC) Statement on Digital Data Management.

Program Requirements

The Office of High Energy Physics does not have any additional requirements beyond what is required by the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management

Additional Guidance

Experiments

Research proposals that are part of larger collaborative experiments may cite the digital data policies and/or practices of their collaboration, along with any activities relevant to their specific proposal in their DMPs. It is expected that some additional information pertaining to collaboration practices/policies will be publicly available on the websites of the US Lead lab for each experiment.

If researchers plan to use on Office of Science User Facility as part of the proposed research, they should consult the description of data management resources and practices at that facility.

Simulations and Computations

Research proposals that focus on simulations or computations that fall within the scope of larger experiments or collaborations may cite the Data Management Plans for their host experiments or collaborations – expected to be available on the web sites of the Lead US Lab for the Collaboration.

If simulation and computation proposals to HEP are requesting co- funding by Office of Science Programs other than HEP, they should follow the guidelines of the partnership FOA.

If researchers plan to use on Office of Science User Facility as part of the proposed research, they should consult the description of data management resources and practices at that facility.

Theory

If the theoretical proposal is part of a larger collaboration the data practices/policy of the collaboration may be cited.

Other

If research proposals combine experimental, theory, simulation, computing, and/or technology research activities, DMPS may address these categories individually or collectively as relevant.

Elements of a Data Management Plan

For DMP elements that are not specific to High Energy physics, please visit this page.

FAQs

For FAQs that are not specific to High Energy physics, please visit this page.

Additional HEP specific FAQs

  1. I will be submitting a proposal to the FY 2015 HEP Comparative Review Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Do I need to submit a Data Management Plan (DMP)?

    No. As per the SC Statement – DMPs are required only in response to solicitations issued after October 1, 2014.

  2. I am part of a large collaboration. How do I find the data management policies of my experiment?

    You can contact your experiment spokesperson or contact the lead U.S. Laboratory for your experiment.

  3. My experiment is not part of a large collaboration and we do not have any established data policies. What should we do?

    You will need to develop a data management plan to submit with your proposal and can refer to the Suggested Elements for a Data Management Plan provided in the SC Statement.

  4. I work on an experiment that is funded by multiple agencies. Do we have to develop separate policies for each agency?

    If you submit a proposal to the High Energy Physics Program you will have to submit a DMP as per the Office of Science Statement of Digital Data Management. You should contact the other agencies directly regarding their policies.

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