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NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

Overview

NIH has issued the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy (effective January 25, 2023) to promote the sharing of scientific data. Sharing scientific data accelerates biomedical research discovery, in part, by enabling validation of research results, providing accessibility to high-value datasets, and promoting data reuse for future research studies.

Under the DMS policy, NIH expects that investigators and institutions:

  • Plan and budget for the managing and sharing of data

  • Submit a DMS plan for review when applying for funding

  • Comply with the approved DMS plan

Policy Details

The NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing sets forth a number of standards for good data management practices and data sharing expectations applicable to research funded by NIH.  Most notably:

NIH Resources

The NIH Scientific Data Sharing Website is a one-stop shop for all the information you need to know about NIH data sharing policies, including the NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing.

Brown Resources

Research Data Management

Training Videos

We recommend watching:

Additional Resources

AAMC NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Resource Page
COGR NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Resource Page
Informed Consent for Secondary Research with Data and Biospecimens

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