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STFC requirements

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What does the STFC expect?
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  • DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN REQUIRED AT APPLICATION? Yes, a data management plan is required at the application stage to be submitted alongside the Je-S application. STFC advises that Digital Curation Centre (DCC) guidance is followed. The DCC provides an online DMP tool (DMPonline) which provides the ability to create a DMP according to the specific requirements of various funding councils.
  • HELP WITH COSTS? The STFC does not state if costs for open access publication or data management and sharing can be included in grant applications.
  • WHEN AND WHERE TO DEPOSIT DATA: Data underpinning published research outputs should be available within six months of the output’s publication. You should ensure that raw data remains available for ten years from project completion, while data which is not re-measurable is retained ‘in perpetuity’. Data should be deposited in an appropriate repository which should be named by the applicant within their DMP.
  • ACCESS AND DATA SHARING: STFC-funded research data must be made freely available after project completion via the appropriate repository, whilst allowing for a defined period of exclusive use.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is one of the seven major UK Research Councils.