NSF New Guidelines
The National Science Foundation made updates to the NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) which were effective on May 2nd.
- Principal Investigators (PIs) and co-PIs can now remove research datasets from NSF-PAR without assistance from the NSF Help Desk by disassociating the NSF award(s) from the dataset. Disassociating all NSF awards from a dataset removes the dataset from the NSF-PAR publicly facing search.
- Deposit of dataset information in NSF-PAR remains optional, and there are no changes at this time to NSF's Public Access policy or project reporting requirements.
Training resources are available on the Research.gov About Public Access page. Information about the NSF Public Access Initiative including FAQs is available on the NSF Public Access Initiative page. Feedback about the PAR 2.0 pilot may be submitted to email@example.com.
New NSF-approved formats for Biographical Sketches and Current and Pending Support required for all NSF proposals with deadlines on or after June 1, 2020 (OSU/OSP link)
June 1, 2020: All proposals submitted to NSF for a deadline on or after June 1, 2020 must utilize one of the two NSF-approved formats for the Biographical Sketches and for the Current and Pending Support forms.
The two approved formats are SciENcv and an NSF Fillable PDF. NSF will prevent submission of any proposals that do not use one of the approved formats.
NSF Biosketch Approved Formats 10/5/20
NSF Current and Pending new template 5/1/20
This NSF requirement applies to new awards resulting from proposals submitted, or due, on or after the effective date of the Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) issued on January 25, 2016.
As outlined in section 3.1 of the plan, NSF requires that either the version of record or the final accepted manuscript in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions must:
be available for download, reading and analysis free of charge no later than 12 months after initial publication
Data Management Plan Tool
SciENcv is a feature in My NCBI that helps you create online professional profiles that can be made public to share with others.
My Bibliography is a reference tool that helps you save your citations directly from PubMed or, if not found there, to manually enter citations using My Bibliography templates. My Bibliography provides a centralized place where citations are easily accessed, exported as a file, and made public to share with others.
ORCID provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher and, through integration in key research workflows such as manuscript and grant submission, supports automated linkages between you and your professional activities ensuring that your work is recognized