Why is the NSF making you share your data? Should you care? What should you do about it?
(4/23/2011) 86 minutes


The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently (Jan 18, 2011) required all grant proposals to include a data management plan. These new rules may require drastic changes in how research is done and how results are disseminated. What do these new requirement means and how will they affect the way NSF-funded research is done and shared? A panel of experts including researchers, funding agency representatives, librarians, open data advocates, and journal editors discuss topics ranging from the reasons behind the new policy, researchers' responsibilities, what the libraries are doing about managing data, where the data should be deposited, to how this will change the way we do science.

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