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Examples of Commons Documents and
Successful Proposals

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National Institutes of Health

Document TypeProposal Information
Data Management and Sharing PlanDavid Fruman, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
"Control of leukemia cell survival by the mevalonate pathway and protein prenylation"
NIH R01 | Submitted in June 2023

National Science Foundation


Document TypeProposal Information
Safe and Inclusive Work Environment PlanCelia Symons, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"Collaborative Research: Linking environmental drivers with lake zooplankton biodiversity dynamics to inform trait-based predictions of lake ecosystem function"
NSF BIO DEB Core Programs | Submitted in December 2023
Safe and Inclusive Work Environment PlanAdriana Briscoe, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
"From simple to complex and back again: Unraveling the molecular
toolkit for building the nymphalid butterfly eye"
NSF BIO IOS | Submitted in January 2024