COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH:  Design of High-Performance, Sustainable Cementitous Materials through Additive Manufacturing


Data Management Plan

Data Sharing

The Investigative team has a long history of collaboration resulting in numerous publications and presentations and via the internet using blog sites. This current collaboration is expected to include the instrumentation, data sets, and products of our collaborations made available to a wide range of communities through a variety of appropriate mediums.

As an example, Ganter has run a blog site called Open3DP which was among the first sites to share a wide range of open source materials in support of Additive Manufacturing.   In 2014/2015, Open3DP received an award for being one of the top ten sites providing open information on additive manufacturing.  The site has visitors from more than 100 countries spread over the world and generally has between 100 to 600 visits per day.

The results of the research performed under this proposal will be disseminated primarily through publication in research journals, conference presentations, or via the internet. All of the data and/or computer software will be available to interested parties upon request, and will be transmitted electronically via e-mail (or made available on the web). Access to our materials will be available either free or at low costs via the web.

Data Management/Data Integrity

All electronic data generated by proposal research will be redundantly archived via storage on the Open3DP blog server (which is hosted and maintained by the University of Washington main computer systems).

Locally, the laboratory has a secure server on which all information is stored. The server hard drives are set up in a RAID that is capable of full recovery even in the case of multiple simultaneous disk failure. Additionally, the server drives are backed up to the campus data center drives.  This will allow full recovery of data in the event of a catastrophic failure of the local laboratory server.

Physical samples will be labeled and stored in a designated area of the measurement laboratory. All of these systems will be in place for the 3 year minimum proscribed by the NSF, and the foreseeable future following that.