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:
- What: All NIH grant applications for projects that generate scientific data will be required to submit and comply with a data management and sharing plan.
- Why: To bolster research rigor and reproducibility, accelerate discovery, provide access to high-value datasets, promote data reuse, and expedite translational science.
- Where to learn more: In addition to the FAQs here, NIH offers many resources on scientific data sharing, including information about the new DMSP.
- Sample Plans: NIH has provided sample DMS Plans. These sample DMS Plans are provided for educational purposes to assist applicants with developing Plans but are not intended to be used as templates and their use does not guarantee approval by NIH.
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 KKI.ResearchAdmin@KennedyKrieger.org