NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan (2023)

New NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing – NOT-OD-21-013

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has implemented a new Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy), which will take effect on January 25, 2023. The policy requires ALL new and competing proposals/renewals that will generate scientific data to submit a detailed plan outlining how data will be stored, protected, and ultimately shared.

“NIH requires researchers to prospectively plan for how scientific data will be preserved and shared through submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan (Plan). Upon NIH approval of a Plan, NIH expects researchers and institutions to implement data management and sharing practices as described.”

Key things to know about the NIH DMSP:

In order to help we have assembled guidance and resources here and will continue to update resources as they become available, please send questions to

Note: This page is intended to inform the Kennedy Krieger research community about the new NIH policy and to highlight appropriate information and resources, as they become available.