DOE Online Learning Guidance for the Week of September 29th

Dear DOE Phase 0 Online Tutorials user,

It is hard to believe it, but applications are due next month. Our tutorials suggestions for this week focus on protecting your data and how to present information on the team and facilities.

Tutorial 14: How do I prepare a Data Management Plan (DMP)? & Tutorial 34: How do I protect the proprietary information in my grant application?
The Data Management Plan (DMP) deals with digital data – if you plan to publicly disclose digital data generated during your research efforts, you must provide a DMP with your proposal. In order to advance scientific knowledge, the Office of Science encourages applicants to “consider the potential benefits of their data to their own fields of research, fields other than their own, and society at large.” In tutorial 34 we go beyond digital data and provide a thorough overview of how to ensure that you have properly marked all proprietary information in your proposal. This usually includes technical information that the company considers a trade secret, as well as commercial and financial information that one would not typically share with others. 

Tutorial 25: What format should I use for biographical sketches and resumes?
This tutorial gets a bit more personal – who is behind this research? This information is NOT part of the project narrative but is submitted separately in in the Research and Related (R&R) Senior/Key Person section. This tutorial provides a template as well as suggestions for approaching the task for various members of your team, including subcontractors.

Tutorial 24: Facilities and Equipment
While these aspects of your research and proposal may seem simple, it is important that they not be overlooked as they show that the applicant understands what is needed and has secured access to the needed equipment and facilities. This tutorial covers how to present this information and covers expectations and limits for these important aspects of your research and proposal.

As always, if you need assistance, you may contact the DOE SBIR/STTR Help Desk at or call (301) 903-5707 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5pm Eastern, Monday – Friday.

 Please look for more assistance in the coming weeks!

DOE’s Phase 0 Assistance Provider