Are you writing a grant?
Beginning in 2011, the National Science Foundation required that proposals include a data management plan in the form of a two-page supplementary document regardless of whether or not data is generated.
Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations will assist in grant preparation. The Colby Libraries and ITS can provide information to determine the best disposition of your data during and after you complete your project. Information in this guide is designed to get you started and answer some of your questions.
"Science is becoming data-intensive and collaborative. Researchers from numerous disciplines need to work together to attack complex problems; openly sharing data will pave the way for researchers to communicate and collaborate more effectively." -- Ed Seidel, acting assistant director for NSF's Mathematical and Physical Sciences directorate.
"Twenty-first century scientific inquiry will depend in large part on data exploration. It is imperative that data be made not only as widely available as possible but also accessible to the broad scientific communities." -- José Muñoz, acting director of the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.