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.
All SBIR and STTR applicants must select one of the following options for their Data Management Plan (DMP):
Option 1) The Option 1 DMP is: “It is anticipated that all generated digital data will be protected as SBIR/STTR data and therefore will not be publicly shared during the applicable SBIR/STTR data protection period.” As any digital data will be at least 4 years old when it is no longer protected SBIR/STTR data, the effort to release such data will exceeded any potential impact or value of the actual release. If any data generated under this award is published, an effort will be made to also release any related digital data that is not protected SBIR/STTR data.”
Please note that if you do not include a DMP with your application, Option 1 for the DMP will be assumed for your application. However, If you plan to publicly disclose generated digital data, you must provide a DMP under Option 2.
Option 2) If you plan to publicly disclose technical data during the data protection period or, for data not expected to be asserted as protected SBIR/STTR rights data , please submit a DMP in accordance with the requirements of the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
- None of the technical data generated as a result of this award will be shared publicly during the data protection period. Do I still need to submit a Data Management Plan?
In this case, please submit a DMP per Option 1, above. If you do not include a DMP with your application, Option 1 for the DMP will be assumed.
- Some, but not all of the data generated as a result of this award will be disclosed publicly. How should I deal with this in the Data Management Plan?
The DMP should explain which data will be disclosed and which will not. The DMP should address the management, sharing, and preservation of data according to the requirements of the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.