NIH – Data Management & Sharing Plans

Policy Overview | Creating 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.
  • Data to be shared must be shared at the time of associated publications, or by the end of the grant performance period, whichever comes first.
  • Researchers are strongly encouraged 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.

See the NIH Data Sharing website and the UI’s Creating a Plan page for guidance and resources.

Creating a Plan

UI resources and links to NIH guidance on how to create a plan.

Training and Workshops

UI workshops and NIH and other trainings

NIH Webinars

REGISTER NOW! A Conversation with NIH: Implementing the New Data Management and Sharing Policy


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