As a Federal Agency, NASA requires prompt public disclosure of the results of its sponsored research to generate knowledge that benefits the Nation. Thus, it is NASA’s intent that all knowledge developed under awards resulting from ARMD solicitations be shared broadly. In keeping with the NASA Plan: Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research new terms and conditions about making manuscripts and data publicly accessible may be attached to awards that derive from this ROA. All proposals to ROA- 2016 must include a data management plan (DMP) or a statement that one is not necessary given the nature of the work proposed. The kind of data that requires a DMP is described in the NASA Plan: Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research and in the ROA-2015 General Q&A.
The individual appendices of this ROA may give specific information concerning data archiving and management for those research elements, so please read the individual program solicitations carefully. Unless otherwise stated, the above requirement supersedes the data sharing plan mentioned in the NASA Guidebook for Proposers.