How a Tepper Professor Revised His DMP for Successful NSF Grant

“Ryan Splenda and Hannah Gunderman provided essential help developing our Data Management plan. They were amazingly responsive and helpful and we would not have been able to complete our data management plan for the proposal without their assistance.”  -Ariel Zetlin-Jones Associate Professor of Economics Tepper School of Business

Tepper School of Business Associate Professor of Economics Ariel Zetlin-Jones was thrilled to hear that the National Science Foundation (NSF) was recommending an award for an economics proposal that he and a co-author had submitted earlier in the year. However, before awarding the grant, the NSF requested a revised data management plan (DMP).

Systematically Tackling Research at Home

Students working in Hunt

During the challenging times that COVID-19 has presented to our university, the University Libraries continue to support critical research in a virtual environment. One example is our support of systematic review efforts. Systematic reviews, and other types of research synthesis, can result in highly impactful research at a time when lab and field work may otherwise be on hold. They are also an excellent way to engage students in the research process, without the need for lab or research facilities. 

Entrepreneurial Research Resources for Private Companies

When conducting entrepreneurial research, one of the most important components is finding information on competitors, or competitive intelligence, as well as financing/funding information, usually in the form of private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) financing. Many times during this process it is discovered that information is needed on private companies. This is especially the case when entrepreneurs are interested in new, emerging, or niche markets. Private company information can be very difficult to obtain.