15. How should the applicant budget for the cost of data storage and sharing? (7/9/2019)
Applicants should provide as much detail as possible for their proposed approach to data storage and data sharing with USDOT. At a minimum, they should provide separate line items that estimate (1) the cost of data storage and (2) the cost of data analytics or analyses. These cost estimates should be included whether they are proposing to use an applicant system, a U.S. DOT managed system (e.g. SDC), or a third party system (see Section 3.4 of the DMP instructions).