In February 2013, a memorandum was released by the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP) directing all federal agencies that expend more than $100 million on research and development to create plans that make both the data and scholarly publications arising from this federally funded research accessible to the public.
The following federal agencies have responded to this memorandum and published their plans: USDA, DOD, DOE, DHHS (AHRQ, ASPR, CDC, FDA, NIH), DOT, VA, NASA, NIST, NOAA, NSF, USGS, and Smithsonian Institution.
Not all data needs to be retained indefinitely. Figure out what's important to keep and make sure your plan for those datasets is solid.
For guidance on data management planning, please contact the following:
Boston/Grafton campus: Rebecca Morin, Head of Research & Instruction, Hirsh Health Sciences Library
Medford/Somerville campus: Martha Kelehan, Head of Collections, Tisch Library
Metadata assistance: Alicia Morris, Head of Technical Services, Tisch Library
For questions about research data storage, security, and infrastructure: Tufts Technology Services, Research & Geospatial Technology Services
For questions or support for grants administration and proposal development: Office of Research Administration