As of October 2015, data management plans are required with grant proposals in many federal agencies, and federal awards made in January 2016 and beyond require the public sharing of research data for the long term.
The University Libraries can assist faculty in meeting federal requirements for the public digital access of scientific data gathered as part of federally funded research. Research faculty can provide consultation on data management plans, data curation, and selection of data repositories (among which eCommons is an option).
Data-sharing compliance considerations include:
Some handy resources: