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Last updated April 4, 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

  1. Start with this page: Planning & Budgeting for Data Management (NIH)
  2. Refer to the UI checklist and guidance
  3. Use the optional NIH template, or DMPTool, or the outline on the NIH website.
    1. See also templates and examples from SERCC/College of Medicine

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.
  • 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)