Data Management and Sharing - What it means for budget and attachments…
Did you know that NIH has implemented changes in the requirements for both document content and document attachment related to Data Management and Sharing? Below is a recap of the changes and a collection of resources to help you better understand these new NIH requirements. These working (already in operation) system updates will impact your upcoming NIH proposal.
The General Instructions for NIH and Other PHS Agencies says:
If a Data Management and Sharing Plan is required in the proposed application (see instructions for the “Other Plan(s)” attachment on the PHS 398 Research Plan Form and the PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form, as applicable) ... The following requirements apply.
Note: “If” refers to the NIH activity codes subject to the DMS Policy (e.g., Research activities = R, K, SBIR/STTR, etc.) See more. The DMS Plan is required in any proposal with activities codes subject to the policy See more.
Page numbers noted below are found in the G (general) instructions found here.
Attachments (p. 158, 181, 182, 222):
Original location: Resource Sharing Plan(s):
Is now only for Sharing Model Organisms
New Location: Other Plan(s):
Is now the DMS Plan, and Genomic Sharing Plan if applicable
“Elements of a Data Management and Sharing Plan” detailed on page 159, 183.
Must have a DMS line item in the Budget:
Costs in this line must NOT also be in another line item (p. 99)
When completing the fillable SF424 form as a subaward (p. 104)
Using lines 8-17 on the SF424 budget
Must be labeled “Data Management and Sharing Costs” (without quotation marks but following the exact phrase and spacing).
Must have $0, if no costs budgeted
It must be clearly labeled as:
“Data Management and Sharing Justification” (p. 112)
Even if requesting $0, the justification must be more than “None”. MSU Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) suggests:
We do not anticipate the purchase of any equipment or funding of any services or contracts to manage data. Rather, the anticipated time of managing data, based on previous experience, is included in our estimations of, and request for salary support of, the Investigators effort.
The Additional Narrative Justification is required at all times. (p. 123)
Even if requesting $0. OSP suggests:
Data Management and Sharing Justification: Costs for management of the Data Management and Sharing Plan are already accounted for in the requested compensation for our key scientists to implement. The PI will provide oversight for the Data Management and Sharing Plan, including curating data, developing supporting documentation, formatting data to accepted community standards for transmission/storage at a selected repository, de-identifying data, preparing metadata for interpretation and reuse, and depositing the data into the archival database. We will comply with the All of Us data sharing policy.
Subject Matter: Describe the breadth of the subject matter e.g., data management:
Training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (p. 172, 215)
Plan for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research (p. 195)
Remember, DER is here to help you navigate these changed NIH guidelines. If you have questions related to preparing your Data Management and Sharing content for your next NIH proposal, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. DER is here to help.
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Resolving a century-old puzzle on H-bonding dynamics in alcohols
Research at Michigan State University is a step closer at resolving a century-old puzzle on the dynamics of H-bonding -- an atomic interaction that helps better understand large cell components like RNA and DNA.
Shiwang Cheng, an assistant professor of chemical engineering and materials science, found proof that small molecular monohydroxy alcohol liquids turn out to behave like “living” polymers or long molecular chains. The research advances questions on the molecular dynamics of alcohols asked by Peter Debye, a Nobel laureate in Chemistry in 1936.
Shalin Patil and Ruikun Sun, graduate students in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, are the first and second authors of the article.
“Monohydroxy alcohols, composed of one alkyl group and one hydroxyl group, are among the simplest H-bonding liquids and are ideal candidates for H-bonding interactions and H-bonding dynamics,” Cheng said. “H-bonding interaction is one of the most important interatomic interaction in nature because it presents in alcohols, water, and bio-macromolecules like proteins, RNA, and DNA.”
Cheng said H-bonding interactions are heavily utilized for engineering applications involving molecular recognition, sensing, medication, new materials development, and enhanced polymer recyclability.
“This research offers a new perspective for a long-standing scientific challenge regarding the Debye relaxation of monohydroxy alcohols,” Cheng explained, “a type of supramolecular dynamics due to the H-bonding interactions. It challenges the prevailing theoretical models, like the transient chain model or the dipole-dipole cross-correlation for Debye relaxation. However, a clear description of the hydrogen bonding interactions and the H-bonding dynamics are still a grand scientific challenge,” he added. ... Learn more Here.
The State of Michigan will receive approximately $110 million for the NEVI Formula Program, through fiscal year 2026. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will lead the administration of this program, in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Transportation, Michigan Public Service Commission, and Office of Future Mobility and Electrification.
With help from program partners, EGLE has developed a draft version – non-final and subject to further change – of the NEVI Formula Program materials. These draft documents include the request for proposals, application, and evaluation form, and are intended only for public awareness, transparency, and review. These draft documents may be accessed on EGLE’s NEVI Formula Program Website.
EGLE intends to publish a final version of the program materials in the coming months.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Reducing EMbodied Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute today announced up to $10 million to support projects that develop and demonstrate tools and technologies that bolster the circular economy and dramatically reduce the embodied energy and carbon emissions associated with industrial-scale materials production and processing. These goals that work toward an advanced circular economy in the United States advance President Biden’s clean energy goals to increase industrial efficiency and achieve a net-zero-emissions economy by 2050.
This Request for Proposals (RFP) solicits proposals for projects in two areas:
Traditional Research and Development (R&D) – Projects that will develop tools and technologies consistent with the research priorities in the REMADE Roadmap.
Technology Research, Development & Demonstration (RD&D)
– Projects that demonstrate the potential to transform the recycling and remanufacturing industries through technological innovation.
Selected projects must be consistent with the REMADE Institute’s goals to reduce energy and emissions, achieve “better than cost and energy parity,” and promote the widespread application of new enabling technologies across multiple industries. The intended impact of these demonstrations will motivate industry investments required to complete development and deploy these technologies across the U.S. manufacturing ecosystem.
The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED), in collaboration with the Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), is issuing this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Projects.
Awards made under this FOA will be funded with funds appropriated by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, more commonly known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).
Since DOE-FECM R&D efforts for carbon capture technologies began in the early 2000s, improvements in energy and process efficiencies have led to a reduction in both capital and operating costs. Supporting carbon capture large-scale pilot projects under field settings before advancing to commercial-scale demonstration and deployment will benefit entities intending to commercialize and deploy integrated CCS projects. Successful execution of these pilots can help to accelerate CCS deployment to achieve our climate goals while achieving other societal objectives. Also, this FOA further allows development of these technologies in different industrial and hard to decarbonize sectors.
Carbon capture large-scale pilot projects will provide the support needed to test novel technologies at intermediate scale and under relevant conditions in both the power and industrial sector to:
De-risk transformational carbon capture technologies and address community concerns through meaningful engagement and robust analysis of impacts, risks and benefits such as emissions, water usage, and jobs; and
Catalyze significant follow-on investments from the private sector for first-of-a-kind (FOAK) commercial-scale demonstrations on carbon emission sources across the power and industrial sectors.
Through this FOA, DOE makes available up to $820 million of federal funding at a maximum of 70% federal cost share for up to ten (10) carbon capture large-scale pilot projects designed to further the development of transformational technologies that capture carbon emissions from existing coal or natural gas electric generation facilities and existing industrial facilities not purposed for electric generation.
These carbon capture large-scale pilot projects must be integrated with commercial plant operations and conducted in the United States. DOE may issue additional carbon capture large-scale pilot FOAs in the future. Using multiple FOAs can help enable the validation of transformational carbon capture technologies with different maturation timelines in a large-scale pilot project once they reach the appropriate technology readiness level.
Pursuant to section 962(a)(1) of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as amended (42 U.S.C. § 16292(a)(1)), the term "large-scale pilot project" means a pilot project that:
represents the scale of technology development beyond laboratory development and bench scale testing, but not yet advanced to the point of being tested under real operational conditions at commercial scale;
represents the scale of technology necessary to gain the operational data needed to understand the technical and performance risks of the technology before the application of that technology at commercial scale or in commercial-scale demonstration; and is large enough-
to validate scaling factors; and
to demonstrate the interaction between major components so that control philosophies for a new process can be developed and enable the technology to advance from large-scale pilot project application to commercial-scale demonstration or application.
The carbon capture large-scale pilot projects funded under this FOA will generate operational data for verification and validation of the commercial potential of innovative technologies, including data on technology performance, non-CO2 air emissions, process models, life cycle impacts, costs, scaling factors, and community benefits or negative impacts of carbon capture technologies.
These pilots will help mitigate risks and aid in commercial adoption as learnings obtained from these pilots are expected to inform subsequent large-scale demonstration or commercial deployment plans. For further information, please see the Full Funding Opportunity Announcement at https://oced-exchange.energy.gov/Default.aspx. All application materials must be submitted through the OCED Funding Opportunity Exchange.
Award Size: $4M up to $136M / Concept papers are due: April 5, 2023
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