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Excerpt from Data Management Plan:

The research results will be promptly published through peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and the other usual channels. The primary expected product of the research is not expected to consist of large original data sets beyond what will normally be included in peer reviewed journals. As is standard ethical publication practice, publications are written in such a way that the results and data can readily be reproduced by others following the described procedures, computer codes, etc. In appropriate cases, we plan to make use of the Electronic Physics Auxiliary Publication Service of the American Institute of Physics to deposit additional materials as electronic files. In development of this proposal, we have developed shared internet storage and collaboration facilities. If funded, we will develop a web-based collaboration and storage tool for storing and exchanging data and documents. This website will be archived locally and in secure on-line facilities. All samples produced in this project will be appropriately labeled, documented and stored. Students will be trained in research ethics and proper data management using the online training program developed at the University of Washington MDITR Science and Technology Center. —Walter Lambrecht, Department of Physics, Case Western Reserve University

CLiPS Data Management Plan

Roles and Responsibilities

Research with CLiPS is governed by the organizational structure of the Center. In addition to the Center Director, there is an Associate Director for Research and each of the research platforms has a Platform Leader who works with individual project PIs to monitor the progress of each project within his or her platform. All students in CLiPS are trained in research ethics and proper data management using the online training program developed at the University of Washington MDITR Science and Technology Center. CLiPS educational programs are governed by the Education Program Group. This group includes the Center Director and Associate Director for Education and Diversity. It is led by the Executive Director for Education and Planning who holds IRB certification for human subject research in addition to research ethics and data management training.

Expected Data

Research results will be generated through the CLiPS research projects which are based on the multi-layering process in the platform areas of Rheology and New Processing, Membranes and Transport Phenomena, Optic and Electronic Systems, and Science and Technology Innovations. The research results are promptly published through peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings and other usual channels. The primary product of the research does not consist of large original data sets beyond what is normally included in peer reviewed journals. As is standard ethical publication practice, publications are written in such a way that the results and data can readily be reproduced by others following the described procedures. Results of the study of the CLiPS Polymer Envoys program involve human subjects. The study has had IRB review and approval by all of the institutions who are participating in the study.

Period of Data Retention

Data will be retained for at least three years beyond the award period, as required by NSF guidelines.

Data Formats and Metadata

Electronic data are preserved in multiple on-site backups in the form of password protected hard-drive storage facilities.

Data Dissemination and Policies for Public Access, Sharing and Publication Delays

Protection of intellectual property rights is an important issue in CLiPS research. Access to the data that is relevant to discoveries and inventions made in direct connection with CLiPS research will be granted upon request once appropriate invention disclosures and/or patent filings are made.

Data Storage and Preservation of Access

CLiPS has developed a web-based collaboration and storage tool for storing and exchanging data and documents. In addition, date from the Center is preserved electronically in the form of password protected hard-drive storage facilities on-site. All samples produced will be appropriately labeled documented and stored. All research acquired is further governed by CWRU’s policies pertaining to intellectual property, record retention, and data management.

—Kenneth D. Singer, Ambrose Swasey Professor of Physics Professor of Macromolecular Science Director of Engineering Physics Case Western Reserve University

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