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BBSRC requirements

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What does the BBSRC expect?
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  • DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN REQUIRED AT APPLICATION? Yes. All applications seeking research grant funding from BBSRC must submit a statement on data sharing. This should include concise plans for data management and sharing as part of research grant proposal or provide explicit reasons why data sharing is not possible or appropriate. The “statement on data sharing” will be included as an additional page in the case for support.
  • HELP WITH COSTS? Funding to support the management and sharing of research data (for example staffing, physical resources such as storage and networking capability) can be requested as part of the full economic cost of a research project.
  • DATA DEPOSIT AND TIMESCALES: It is expected that data is released at time of publication or at the latest within three years, and that the data will be available for 10 years after project end
  • ACCESS AND DATA SHARING: BBSRC expects the data to be shared via an appropriate, established repository – a list of supported repositories is available here.

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council is one of the seven major UK Research Councils.