Requirements by research funders

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The requirements of the various research funders with regard to data management differ in detail. Here we offer a brief overview of the most important points regarding the major research funders and helpful links for each.

Below you will find the answer to frequently asked questions about open data, FAIR and the funding conditions.

Data Management Plans (DMP)
Data Publication

Draft of a DMP required together with the grant proposal, handed in via mySNF.

The DMP will be evaluated after the project is accepted, but will not be part of the project evaluation.

The DMP is a living document and can and should be changed during the projeckt. A final document must be submitted at the latest at the end of the project; this version will be published.

At least data related to publications of the project should be accessible at the moment of the paper or book publication. The data publication should allow reproducibility of research results. Other data can be published.

If data cannot be published for ethical or legal reasons, this must be clearly explained in the DMP.

The costs for data curation and data upload can be requested in the project application; up to CHF 10,000 will be granted. The SNSF only covers one-time payments, but no follow-up costs for archiving. Archiving fees are only covered for non-profit repositories.

Data should be published in a repository that enaibles FAIR data publication.

Data Management Plans (DMP)
Data Publication

Open Data Pilot as default since 2017, but with possibility to opt out.

DMP is required six months after the project has started, an updated DMP is required in the middle and at the end of the project.

All data needed to validate results in text publications should be published no later than the publication of the respective text publication.

If research results are the basis for a planned patent application or further development steps, they may be kept secret. There is an opt-out from the Open Data mandate for certain valid reasons.

Data should be published in a non-profit repository, that enables a FAIR data publication. A publication on a project website or publisher's website is not accepted. Data should be published under a CC-BY or CC-0 license and needs a persistent identifier.

Data Management Plans (DMP)
Data Publication
DMP is obligatory, without any possibility to opt out.

All data needed to validate results in text publications and all data specified in the DMP for publication should be published as soon as possible and no later than the publication of the respective text publication.

Data should be published in a non-profit repository, that enables a FAIR data publication. A publication on a project website or publisher's website is not accepted. Data should be published under a CC-BY or CC-0 license and needs a persistent identifier. Metadata should be published under a CC-0 license.

Emphasis on FAIR Data Management.

Data Management Plans (DMP)
Data Publication
Investigators submitting an NIH application seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for data sharing or state why data sharing is not possible.

All data should be considered for data sharing. Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data.


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