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Project Participant Resources

The participant information form must be completed by project participants (students, faculty, post-docs, staff) as soon as they are identified as part of the NM SMART Grid Center. 

Participant Information Form

Throughout the year, additional information about project progress will be collected, including presentations, publications, proposals submitted, grants received, collaborations, patents, honors and awards, other research products, and external engagements. 

If your work has been supported by NM EPSCoR/NM SMART Grid Center, use the following acknowledgment in publications and presentations: 

This material is based upon work supported in part by the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Cooperative Agreement OIA-1757207.

Additionally, every publication of material (including web pages) based on or developed under this award, with the exception of scientific articles or papers appearing in scientific, technical, or professional journals, must contain the following disclaimer:

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Data Products: Sharing and Reporting

Definitions and Expectations

The project data management plan (DMP) provides definitions and a high-level overview of how anticipated data products will be documented, disseminated, and archived. The DMP upholds a commitment to NSF expectations around facilitating public access to the products of sponsored research, and aligns with the FAIR principles that data are first-class research products which should be

  • Findable
  • Accessible
  • Interoperable
  • Reusable

The following information summarizes the DMP. More specific and detailed information about data management and applicable sharing protocols will be developed in collaboration with the research teams.

Data and Metadata

The DMP describes three general data types that will be produced through project work. The included examples are representative rather than exhaustive:

  • Research products (source code, electrical usage data)
  • Training products (course modules, curricula)
  • Outreach products (presentations, educational toolkits)

In addition to data products, data documentation is necessary to support research workflows, data sharing, and archiving. Requirements will vary, but a minimum set of metadata for all data products includes:

  • Names of contributing investigators and their institutions
  • Relevant dates (for example, the date data were collected)
  • Relevant geospatial information
  • Access, use, and license information

Metadata may be associated or stored with data in different ways, including README files, in-line documentation within source code, data table definitions, and database schema. Specific requirements and policies will be established by the research teams.

Data Sharing, Access, and Preservation

Per the DMP, any data that underlie reported findings will be deposited in publicly accessible repositories in accordance with the policies of the publication. Creative Commons and Apache licenses will be applied to published data products in order to maximize the reuse, modification, and sharing of data and software products developed for the project.

Support is provided by the University of New Mexico Libraries' Research Data Services to assist researchers with identifying and publishing data in repositories that will maximize the discoverability and impact of their research. In cases where domain or disciplinary data repositories are not available, data may be published and archived within the UNM Libraries Digital Repository.

All published and publicly accessible data products will be provided with a DOI and a recommended citation crediting the data producers. These citations will be published on the project website and compiled into the annual report.


It is understood that not all data can be shared or archived. Researchers are encouraged to be as open with their data as possible, but limitations to data sharing defined in the DMP include

  • A maximum 12 month embargo before certain data products will be published
  • Data related to patentable technologies
  • Data subject to privacy or human subjects research constraints


The full DMP is available from the project website: link

For more information about data management and available resources, please contact the University of New Mexico Libraries' Research Data Services at

Logos and Templates




The New Mexico EPSCoR logo should be used in accordance with the following instructions. You may download the logo below. For any other questions regarding NM EPSCoR logos, please contact Natalie Rogers, Looking for the National Science Foundation (NSF) logo? Visit their website:

Who Can Use the NM EPSCoR Logo?

Students, faculty, staff, and partners of the New Mexico EPSCoR Energize New Mexico project may use the logo for posters, reports, promotional materials for events sponsored by NM EPSCoR, and presentations. The logo is *only* for participants in the Energize New Mexico project, and is not meant for public use. If you are unsure whether or not you are allowed to use our logo, please contact Natalie,

NM EPSCoR Logo formats

You can download the NM EPSCoR logo in color and grayscale, each with two high-resolution formats. The .PNG image (1260 px x 374 px) has a transparent background for easy placement in a presentation or document. The .EPS format is a vector file ideal for larger print projects such as posters. While we prefer you use the color logo, if you are printing in black & white please use our grayscale logo. Please do not use only the "box" image with another font. You are welcome to resize the logo to fit your needs, but please take care not to distort the proportions of the logo in order to ensure proper representation of the NM EPSCoR organization. You may NOT edit the logo in any way other than to resize it. If you are part of the Energize New Mexico project, please DO NOT use the old NM EPSCoR logo (seen here). Examples:


NM EPSCoR Identity Logo Standards


New Mexico EPSCoR Presentation Templates

Sometimes it is difficult to know how to prepare a presentation, whether it's an oral presentation or a poster presentation. In order to help our students and faculty save time and effort, we have created two presentation templates in PowerPoint – one for oral presentations, and one for posters. These templates may be edited and changed according to your needs, and serve as more of a guide than a "fill-in-the-blanks" template. These templates are NOT to be used for any presentation that is unrelated to the NM EPSCoR project. If you require a poster template in a format other than PowerPoint, please contact Natalie,

Download the NM EPSCoR Templates