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The MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

FAIR Data Management Plans

The MagLab is committed to ensuring that data taken on our world-unique instruments are shared in alignment with FAIR data principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) to benefit the entire scientific community.

Beginning in February 2021, the MagLab released a new FAIR Data Management Plan that features new initiatives to ensure broad distribution and access to high field data:

  • Users complete a FAIR Data Management Form during their request for magnet time on how they plan to archive and share the data they take at the MagLab in a way that aligns with FAIR principles.
  • Data taken at the MagLab on MagLab computers is archived. Users who take data on their own computers will provide the lab with a copy to archive or share plans for how they will archive their data themselves.
  • The MagLab's publication database now allows data sets.
  • Software developed for data acquisition or analysis is openly available on our website for reuse in accordance with FAIR principles.
  • Users are encouraged to use Open Science Framework (OSF) as a project management and data sharing platform between MagLab facilities and external users.

We are leveraging the experience and expertise of many FAIR data partners, including the National Science Foundation, FSU Libraries, FSU's Interdisciplinary Data Science Master's Degree Program, UF's Big New Data Initiative and the LANL Library.


FAIR Data Management Plans

The MagLab-wide plan details data management practices across all MagLab facilities and for all users: MagLab-wide User FAIR Data Management Plan.

This broad plan is supplemented by User Facility DMPs that offer additional details specific to each facility and the practices of their unique user communities. Users are welcome to leverage MagLab DMPs and resources in preparation of their own individual funding proposals.


Last modified on 24 January 2023