Investigators are expected to share their data and results with the general public unless otherwise prohibited by law. Northern Illinois University encourages the open access of data and research materials. It is important for transparency and to aid future researchers in their projects.
One option researchers have to store and share their data electronically is the Huskie Commons Data Repository. This is a new digital service that collects, preserves, and distributes digital material from scholars within the NIU Community.
Certain funding agencies have additional requirements when it comes to data management. The National Science Foundation requires all proposals to include a data management plan. This document should describe how the proposal will conform to the NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results. A link to the NSF policy is provided below. NIH also provides guidance on data management. Including requirement for data dissemination.
It is important for Investigators to familiarize themselves with data management rules and regulations. For further information please contact Shannon Wapole at the Office of Research Compliance and Integrity.