University of Michigan affiliated researchers, including faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students can apply to the Library Data Grants Program to solicit library-licensed acquisition of access to data sets for their research projects. If a proposal is successful, the Library will acquire the data and/or conduct the negotiations with the data provider, handle the license agreements, and make the data accessible (if the applicant already has the funding to acquire the data). The Library Data Grants Program can be used to cover the entire cost of ownership, or, to subscribe to data for the first year. However, the Library will only consider negotiating the purchase and disbursing the funds to the data vendor if the data that can be licensed campus-wide, and the licensing agreements conform with University purchasing policy.

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