Template resource sharing plans for grant applications
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Lab Carpentry: example resource sharing plan for grants

This repository contains example resource sharing plans for grants. The purpose of these plans is to ensure that content produced from grants is openly released.

Examples are located in examples.


A good resource sharing plan helps avoid unanticipated hurdles and disagreements when it's time to release project content. An explicit plan ensures that the universities, investigators, and funders involved in a grant are all on the same page regarding resource sharing. Having a straightforward licensing arrangement can avoid delays down the road when seeking licensing approval from your university. Resource sharing plans can impose legally-binding obligations for universities to openly license research. Finally, a plan that commits to openness should make your proposal more attractive to funders.


The goal of this resource to help spread best practices in research sharing. Hence, it's released under a CC0 public domain dedication. Please use or modify its content in any way you see fit. You are not required to attribute the resource sharing plans to use them. However, feedback is appreciated, preferably via GitHub Issues. For example, if you receive comments on your grant related to these resource sharing plans, we'd love to know.


Do you have a research sharing plan you'd like to contribute? Then, submit a pull request that adds your plan to examples. Contributed plans are subject to review.


This repository is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal advice. The templates have not undergone review by legal experts. The authors make no guarantees on the efficacy of the proposed resource sharing plans.

Please also note §4b of this repository's CC0 license:

Affirmer offers the Work as-is and makes no representations or warranties of any kind concerning the Work, express, implied, statutory or otherwise, including without limitation warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non infringement, or the absence of latent or other defects, accuracy, or the present or absence of errors, whether or not discoverable, all to the greatest extent permissible under applicable law.