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What advice would you offer for handling data management provided by subcontractors on grants?

Mary.Whelan's picture
The PI for the grant has the overall responsibility for ensuring that all project data files are managed in accordance with the DMP for the grant. Best practice would be for the PI to communicate any data management requirements (from the DMP) to the sub-contractors in advance, so that these are part of the sub-contract agreement language. Additionally, the DMP allows for a description of roles and responsibilities. This would be an approporiate place to delineate the areas of responsibility for the subcontractor.