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NIH Data Management and Sharing

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing, NOT-OD-21-013.

The effective date of the DMS Policy is January 25, 2023.

The new Policy for Data Management and Sharing places a strong emphasis on the sharing of scientific data to expedite the translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. Under the new policy, scientific data should be made accessible as soon as possible, and no later than the time of an associated publication, or the end of the performance period, whichever comes first.

The new guidelines apply to all awards that generate scientific data regardless of funding mechanism. This includes:

  • Grants
  • Contracts
  • Subgrants/Subcontracts
  • Other transaction authority agreements (OTAs)


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NIH Scientific Data Sharing website: (includes FAQs)


University of Iowa Partners in Data Management and Sharing

  • Libraries - Research Data Services
  • Division of Sponsored Programs
  • Human Subjects Office
  • Information Security and Policy

These UI offices have extensive experience in assisting researchers with grant proposals and research compliance, facilitating data management and sharing, and tracking the impacts of research.