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133. Who is responsible for ensuring that DMPs are developed and implemented for each project within a center or office?


Science Center Directors or their designees ensure compliance with data management requirements for data produced in their centers or offices and consult with their ADs, RDs, Managers (program and project), scientists, and others on their staff as needed with regard to carrying out data management activities, including ensuring the development of DMPs. They also assign or ensure the assigning of data managers to oversee or steward the lifecycle activities of their respective data products (SM 502.6). Science Center Director responsibilities related to data management plans are summarized in the Training Module USGS FSP Science Center Director Responsibilities.