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, NOT-OD-21-014.
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:
- Other transaction authority agreements (OTAs)
Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy FAQs
NIH Institutes and Centers guidelines and FAQs:
NIGMS recently issued a feedback loop blog post,
NCI developed guidance for their grantees,
NIA released data sharing resources for their researchers and NIA data sharing guidelines,
NIAID issued guidance for contracts under the DMS Policy,
NICHD’s Office of Data Science and Sharing compiled a list of DMS Policy resources for their staff and researchers,
NIDCR answered DMS Policy FAQs, and
NINDS provided an interpretation of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy and NINDS researcher guidance.
A comprehensive list of data sharing policies from NIH Institutes and Centers can be found here.
Tools for Creating a DMS Plan
Creating Data Management Plans with DMPTool
The DMPTool is a free tool that walks users through creating comprehensive data management plans. This webinar will guide attendees through data management plan basics, creating a DMPTool profile, and exploring available templates and planning resources.
CCOM Scientific Editing and Research Communication DMS Resources
Data Sharing Presentations from 2023 NIH Grants Conference Available
NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Readiness Webinar, January 17, 2023
Recording ((COGR Member Portal Log in Required))
University of Iowa NIH DMS Webinar, August 30, 2022, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.
|NIH Scientific Data Sharing website: https://sharing.nih.gov/ (includes FAQs)
Find resources and training opportunities for NIH sharing policies. NIH will continue to post additional resources, so check back frequently.
From the link above you can access “Learning” options including resources and training opportunities for NIH sharing policies.
Webinar recordings and slide decks
National Library of Medicine NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements Webinar Series – The recorded webinar series introduces the basics of data management and the new requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023. The introduction is followed by three webinars providing “practitioner perspectives” – i.e., data librarians sharing their opportunities, barriers, methods, and successes as they work toward improving data management practices at their institutions, and a recap/Q&A session. Select “Previous Classes” from the link at the beginning of this paragraph in order to access the recorded webinars and slides.
University of Iowa Partners in Data Management and Sharing
For questions regarding…
Information Security and Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Related Research Administration Dispatches (RAD) and NIH Notices:
Notice of Guidance for Data Management and Sharing Plans for the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
Notice of NIAAA Data-Sharing Information for Human Subjects Grants Research Funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) [5th Revision]
Preparing for the 2023 Data Management and Sharing Policy
12 Days of Data Management and Sharing Tips & Resources
Free Crash Course in NIH Funding: 2023 NIH Grants Conference on Feb. 1-2
FORMS-H: Instructions, Forms, and a Handy Checklist
NIMH Expectations for Data Management and Sharing Plans
NIMH Sample Data Management and Sharing Plans
NIH Notice Announcing the Expectations for the Collection of Common Data Elements for HIV-Funded Research at the National Institute of Mental Health
NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Implementation
New NIH "FORMS-H" Grant Application Forms and Instructions Coming for Due Dates on or after January 25, 2023
Implementation Details for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy
Notice of Clarification Regarding Data Management Plan Requirement for AHRQ National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32) RFA-HS-22-010