DMS Policy Implementation on Application Forms

November 8, 2022
  • NIH Implementation on FORMS-H: For NIH, as part of the implementation of the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, a new “Other Plan(s)” attachment field has been added to the PHS 398 Research Plan Form and the PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form. Applicants must attach the required Data Management and Sharing Plan in this new field in FORMS-H applications. See NOT-OD-21-013 and NOT-OD-22-189 for more information. Note: Although the 2023 NIH DMS Policy is not applicable to fellowship and institutional training grant applications, the new attachment field was added for potential future use with other plans. Refer to the FOA and the list of NIH activity codes subject to the DMS Policy for information on whether your application must address a DMS Plan.
  • CDC Implementation: For CDC, please follow the instructions in the published notice of funding opportunity that describe the CDC Data Management Plan (DMP) format and placement in the application.
  • For AHRQ Implementation: AHRQ applicants are reminded to follow the instructions in NOT-HS-20-011: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Data Management Plan Policy, not the guidance for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing.