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Last updated January 26, 2023

Policy Overview | Create a Plan | Training/Workshops

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released a new Policy for Data Management and Sharing , effective January 25, 2023.

Policy Overview

  • Applies to all awards that generate scientific data, regardless of the funding amount or mechanism.
  • Requires a data management and sharing plan for all proposals.
  • Requires that data must be shared at the time of associated publications, or by the end of the grant performance period, whichever comes first.
  • Strongly encourages researchers to use repositories for sharing data.
  • Institutes, Centers, and Offices may have more specific requirements than the broader NIH policy, so review the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) that you are applying to.

Create a Plan

Start here: Planning & Budgeting for Data Management (NIH)

Also: UI checklist and guidance for NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans – UI resources and repository guidance, templates, and tools for creating a plan.

UI Division of Sponsored Programs Data Management and Sharing Plans page

Training and Workshops

Hardin Open Workshop on NIH Data Management & Sharing Plans – This workshop will help you create a useful and well-written plan that meets the requirements and can be put into practice in your project. We’ll dig into each section of a plan, including: describing the types of data for your proposed project; standards for data and metadata; selecting a repository; addressing preservation and access requirements; and considerations for access, reuse and redistribution. Examples and UI and NIH resources will be discussed. Bring a draft plan if you have one, and the FOA to which you are responding.
Sign up preferred, but drop-ins welcome.
  • Wednesday, February 8th 2022, 10:00-11 am, ZOOM
  • Thursday, March 9th 2022, 3:00-4:00 pm, ZOOM
  • Tuesday, April 4th 2022, 10:00-11:00 am, ZOOM
  • Wednesday, May 3rd 2022, 2:00-2:00 pm, ZOOM

Contact us via email or use the contact form to schedule a workshop for a group or for individual assistance.

NIH Webinars

A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy (two-part webinar series): Recordings, and Slides

UI Webinars

August 30, 2022, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m. PDF iconWebinar Slide Presentation  Webinar Recording (link is external)