NSF Award Numbers


Q: Why should I enter an NSF award number when I submit data to the GRL?


Entering the number of the NSF award that funded the generation of the data that you are about to submit will make it easy for you to demonstrate compliance with NSF's Data Sharing Policy. It allows you to generate an inventory of your data in IEDA systems by NSF award number using the IEDA Data Compliance Reporting Tool.


NSF's Data Sharing Policy: "Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants."