How to ensure that the costs of data management activities are budgeted in grant proposals? | Open Working
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"On the 21st February 2018, a Birds of a Feather session was held as part of the 13th International Digital Curation Conference in Barcelona on ‘Data management costing in grants’. The session was proposed and chaired by Marta Teperek of TU Delft.
The session proposal recognised that ‘many research funders now require that research data is properly managed and shared. Consequently, many agree for the costs of data management to be budgeted in grant proposals. This is necessary for the sustainability of data management activities. So why is this not a normality yet?’ Identifying the problems We identified two main sources for data management not being included in the grant proposal budget: lack of awareness among researchers as to what funds they can request and lack of available support at research institutions....
Future work: Jisc have funded a project in the UK to produce centralised guidance by July on the following:
- What do different funders require in terms of RDM?
- What do different funders require in terms of data sharing?
- What are different funders willing to pay for?
- How should funding for RDM be justified in grant applications?
- How can funds for RDM be used by institutions?
- Utrecht University data management costing guidance: https://www.uu.nl/en/research/research-data-management/guides/costs-of-data-management
- RDM http://www.uu.nl/rdm
- Data management costing tool and checklist http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/media/247429/costingtool.pdf"