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NSF BIO DMP Guidance Updated

Apr 24, 2013

In February 2013, the NSF Biological Sciences Directorate (BIO) updated its guidance on data management plans.

As a results, some issues might need to be addressed in difference sections now.  For example, it appears that metadata formats and standards should now be addressed in Section 1, instead of Section 3.  And some sections now explicitly state that plans should describe how issues will be addressed "after the grant ends."

The wording of each section also changed from a question to a statement: