IEEE DataPort Helps You Meet Funding Agency Requirements
Research grants are critical to any research project. How you plan to format, publish, and manage your data are all critical elements of your Data Management Plan and can determine if, or how much, funding you can secure.
While each funding agency has their own specific requirements, many requirements are consistent across agencies and research disciplines worldwide. IEEE DataPort can help you meet these common global funding agency requirements.
Most funding agencies require data to be accessible to anyone. IEEE DataPort allows you to publish your data with various levels of access, including Open Access. With IEEE DataPort, Open Access datasets can be accessed by anyone with internet access, regardless of whether they are a subscriber.
Another requirement that many funding agencies have is to establish a Data Management Plan (DMP), which outlines how you will store and manage your research data over time. IEEE DataPort has many features that help with this data management plan. For example, individual subscribers can store up to 2 TB/dataset and users can easily update and manage their data over time using IEEE DataPort. In addition, each dataset receives a Digital Object IDentifier (DOI), so it is always accessible to the data owner and the platform. This enables updating of datasets, supplementing with additional materials, and version control.
For Institutional Subscribers, IEEE DataPort provides 10TB/dataset capacity. In addition, we are working on an enhancement to offer a guided form to Institutional Subscribers to help them quickly create a Data Management Plan which can be submitted with their funding request.
Reproducibility and Validation
A critical aspect to creating reliable research – and to securing funding for that research – is to ensure that your results are reproducible. IEEE DataPort allows users to upload various artifacts, such as the data itself, data visualizations, related scripts, instructional documentation and research methodology. By accessing datasets on IEEE DataPort, other researchers will have the opportunity to validate your findings, or perhaps leverage and cite the dataset to support their own research.
Finally, IEEE DataPort can help you meet funding agency requirements by enabling you to input establishing industry-standard metadata for your dataset. Each dataset uploaded to IEEE DataPort must include specific pieces of metadata, which are consistent with metadata standards.
For all IEEE DataPort subscribers, these features can help meet funding agency data requirements and position you for compliance and future funding. For Institutional Subscribers, IEEE DataPort offers benefits that will help your institutional member comply with funding agency requirements and adhere to best-practices for data management, storage and providing access to your data to other researchers. In the long run, this will better position your institution for additional funding in the future.