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Additional Requirements and Guidance for Digital Data Management

The following guidance and requirement provided by the SBIR/STTR Program Office supplement but do not replace the guidance and requirements in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.

Program Requirements

All SBIR and STTR proposals must contain a Data Management Plan (DMP). Proposals without a DMP may be rejected without further review. There is no requirement, however, to share proprietary data.

In cases where none of the data generated as a result of the award will be shared because they are proprietary, a sufficient DMP would include the statement “All data generated as a result of this SBIR or STTR project are considered proprietary.”

In cases where the applicant intends to share data either through peer reviewed publications or other means, a more detailed DMP should be submitted in accordance with the requirements of the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.

FAQs

  1. All of the data generated as a result of this award will be proprietary and will not be shared. Do I still need to submit a Data Management Plan?
    Yes. The DMP should include the statement “All data generated as a result of this SBIR or STTR project are considered proprietary.”
  2. Some, but not all of the data generated as a result of this award will be proprietary and will not be shared. How should I deal with this in the Data Management Plan?
    The DMP should explain which data are considered proprietary and which are not. The DMP should address the management, sharing, and preservation of non-proprietary data according to the requirements of the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
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