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Team Member Resources

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

Team Member Information Form

Watch our orientation video to learn more about NM EPSCoR and the work of the NM SMART Grid Center.

NM SMART Grid Center Orientation


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.


Students, faculty, staff, and partners of the EPSCoR NM SMART Grid project may use the logo for posters, reports, promotional materials for events sponsored by NM EPSCoR, and presentations. 


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NSF's logo can be used by recipients of NSF support for the sole purpose of acknowledging that support. NSF's logo can be used to link to an NSF website or acknowledge NSF assistance or affiliation.


NM EPSCoR Presentation Templates


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 here: link

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

In order to ensure accurate records and reporting, the State Office should be advised of all budget revisions of NM EPSCoR SMART Grid Center funds. The Associate Director and Project Administrator will review all revision requests for allowability, mathematical correctness, and programmatic alignment.

In order to ensure alignment across institutional records, requests should be routed through the proper institutional authority. Submit the request through your appropriate Office of Sponsored Projects/Post-award authority by emailing it to NM EPSCoR Project Administrator Andra Kiscaden and copy Associate Director Anne Jakle at

For audit purposes, the budget modification request should include a detailed justification. Budget modification requests should clearly state:

  • The amount of funds that are proposed to be increased/decreased in each budget category;
  • How the modification will benefit the award;
  • Why the expense was not anticipated in the original proposal;
  • If the modification will result in a change in scope of the project.

Note you may be asked to provide additional documentation or justification.

Some requests may require prior NSF approval. In the event that prior approval is required, the State Office will serve as the contact point with NSF. Partner institutions should not contact NSF directly with budget modification requests. Warning: NSF budget revision requests generally take at least three months to approve.

Some requests may also require a modification to an institution’s subaward agreement. The State Office will serve as the liaison between the partner institution and the University of New Mexico Office of Sponsored Projects to facilitate any such modifications.