How Do I Budget Effort for Personnel Whose Duties Are Included and Budgeted as Part of the Data Management and Sharing Plan?


NOTE: This content does not reflect the July 31, 2023 application instruction update for DMS. Please see NOT-OD-23-161 for details.

All costs for data management and sharing activities, including personnel costs, must be included in the single line item on the R&R Budget Form in section F. Other Direct Costs. This includes the salary and fringe benefits corresponding to the time it takes personnel to undertake data activities (e.g., formatting, curating, developing supporting documentation).

Do not include personnel costs related to data management and sharing activities in section A. Senior/Key Person or section B. other Personnel.

Supporting details, including a breakdown of any personnel effort, must be included in the budget justification.

Have additional DMS Policy-related questions? Check out our 2023 Data Management & Sharing Policy FAQs including a new set of Budget/Cost FAQs.

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