MPS-supported research covers a broad spectrum of communities of investigators, from individual investigators on experimental and theoretical topics to support for users at national and international facilities to large national and international collaborations of investigators involving tens or hundreds of individuals.
MPS Divisions will rely heavily on the merit review process in this initial phase to determine those types of plan that best serve each community and update the information accordingly.
The Division of Materials Research will rely on the process of peer review to allow the broad materials’ community to identify best practices. Due to the diverse communities supported by DMR, the Division is not in a position to recommend a Division-specific single data sharing and archiving approach.
DMR PIs should include in their Data Management Plan those aspects of data retention and sharing that would allow them to respond to a question about a published result. Members of formal collaborations may refer to the collaboration’s existing policies and practices.