The Office of Science mission is to deliver the scientific discoveries and major scientific tools that transform our understanding of nature and advance the energy, economic, and national security of the United States. The Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management has been developed with input from a variety of stakeholders in this mission. Here, data management involves all stages of the digital data life cycle including capture, analysis, sharing, and preservation. The focus of this statement is sharing and preservation of digital research data.
Biological and Environmental Research (BER) Additional Requirements and Guidance for Digital Data Management
These requirements and guidance provided by the BER program office supplement but do not replace the requirements and guidance in the Office of Science Statement on Digital Data Management.
The NGEE Arctic project is committed to upholding a rigorous and high-quality data management strategy consistent with the data policies of the sponsoring program (DOE Policy for Digital Research Data Management).
The sponsoring program requires the NGEE Arctic Project to develop and follow a Data Management Plan containing details about the project’s data quality assurance methods, archiving procedures, and sharing of data (including modeling code). The plan also includes how to appropriately credit the data authors and cite the data in publications.
This plan describes the NGEE Arctic’s process for developing and modifying software used in the project, consistent with the DOE Climate and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD) software policy and procedures. This document is not a description of any technical work related to these tasks, but rather a description of the processes the team will use to accomplish that work. It takes into consideration that the software components used in this project may originate outside the project and already have their own distribution protocols, development policies, and Software Productivity and Sustainability Plans.