New funder: Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) studies the effects of oil and dispersant on the ecosystems of the Gulf of Mexico, and offers research grants to scientists to study the environmental impacts and public health implications of petroleum pollution. As part of these grants, GoMRI requires researchers to provide data management plans. The DMPTool now supports GoMRI’s data management requirements–you’ll see the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative included in the dropdown list of funders when you log in. As part of this initiative, GoMRI is creating a research database where scientists can deposit their data, called the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Information and Data Cooperative (GRIIDC). As they state:

Scientists and researchers of GoMRI are encouraged to submit their data onto recognized national data centers. However, if one cannot be identified, GRIIDC will host these data for long-term archival and to facilitate data discovery.

They will also provide other services, such as generating DOIs and maintaining a data registry.

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