Interview with Deborah Winslow of the National Science Foundation

  • Jerome W. CrowderEmail author
  • Mike Fortun
  • Rachel Besara
  • Lindsay Poirier


In this chapter the editors interview Dr. Deborah Winslow about her work at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the evolution of data management plans (DMPs) in Anthropology and the Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE). She outlines what the NSF expects to see in a DMP and what not to include. The conversation moves into how anthropologists collaborate with “adjacent disciplines” and how the ideas and terms for data, and the expectations of data change. She emphasizes thinking about the kind of data you will collect and what you plan to do with those data later, in terms of requirements for sharing and ultimately archiving them. The conversation ends with a discussion about student research and formulating appropriate research questions.


National Science Foundation Data management plans Proposal writing 

Works Cited

  1. Pasek, J. E. (2017). Historical Development and Key Issues of Data Management Plan Requirements for National Science Foundation Grants: A Review.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome W. Crowder
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mike Fortun
    • 2
  • Rachel Besara
    • 3
  • Lindsay Poirier
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for the Medical HumanitiesUniversity of Texas Medical BranchGalvestonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA
  3. 3.Missouri State UniversitySpringfieldUSA
  4. 4.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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