The DMPTool now supports the National Institutes of Health (NIH) data sharing requirements. NIH requires that projects seeking more than $500,000 in direct costs in any single year address data sharing plans in their grant application. In some cases, some Funding Opportunity Announcements may request data-sharing plans for applications that are less than $500,000 in any single year.
NIH now expects the data sharing plan to be part of the grant application and not a separate document.
In other news, additional institutions are adopting and customizing the DMPTool to meet their researchers’ needs:
- Cal State-Chico and George Mason University have configured their Shibboleth Identity Provider (IdP) for the DMPTool. As of the end of February 2012, there are now 37 institutions using Shibboleth.
- The University of Arizona, University of Idaho and George Mason University have customized the DMPTool by adding local resources. There are now 6 institutions (outside of original partners) that have added resources.
- Additional institutions such as James Madison University, Purdue, Clemson, Texas State, and University of Utah have are investigating becoming contributing partners.
- Northwestern already has its Shibboleth IdP configured and is interested in customizing.
- CDL added more memory to the Virtual Machine (VM) server, bringing the total up to 2Gb. The result is a significant improvement in performance.