[ESIP-all] Examples of federal funding opportunities that mention data management costs

Margot Bohan Margot.Bohan at noaa.gov
Wed Jun 10 17:00:33 EDT 2009

Hi John, When I originally posed this question to Ken, I was looking for 
existing examples of guidance to PIs on what portion of their project 
budget, perhaps percentage-wise, should be allocated to data 
management.  But, actually, I'd also be very interested in seeing the 
examples you have of solicitations specifying the requirements for data 
management.  Thanks for the help, Margot

John Graybeal wrote:
> I am hesitant about the wording of the query. (Incidentally, I am 
> exploring this question separately with the Marine Metadata 'ask' 
> list, as there is at least one other organization that is considering 
> this question; I will forward answers to Margot as they come in, if 
> that's the right place.)
> Including in the solicitation "how much they should include in their 
> proposal budgets to handle data management" implies that the people 
> issuing the solicitation know more about the data management 
> approaches that the proposers will use, than do the proposers 
> themselves. If there is a single process for submitting, archiving, 
> and accessing data for all the proposers, then I understand how this 
> could be the case.
> If the data providers are each providing their own data management, 
> then I would expect the solicitation to outline the requirements for 
> that data management (must be submitted in this kind of repository, 
> must include that kind of metadata, be persisted for n years, and so 
> on), and then the researchers can decide how to meet those 
> requirements.  The costs would vary widely depending on the chosen 
> technologies and approaches.
> Can you clarify whether the approach is to specify the budget, or to 
> specify the requirements?  I think I can come up with a couple of 
> solicitations in the latter category.
> John
> On Jun 10, 2009, at 9:27 AM, Kenneth Casey wrote:
>> Dear ESIP,
>> Margot Bohan (margot.bohan at noaa.gov <mailto:margot.bohan at noaa.gov>) 
>> from NOAA's Office of Exploration and Research (OER) asked me an 
>> interesting question... they are getting ready to publish their 
>> annual funding announcement and are interested in including in it 
>> clear, succinct guidance to the PIs on how much they should include 
>> in their proposal budgets to handle data management (submission, 
>> archive, access).   I was wondering if any of you knew offhand of any 
>> specific ones that included such guidance... Margot and the OER would 
>> find the inclusion of such a statement much easier if they could base 
>> it off an existing example.  
>> Thanks for any info you can provide!
>> Ken
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>> Commerce, or US government policy.]
>> Kenneth S. Casey, Ph.D.
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