NIH Data Management and Sharing Resources

October 11, 2022
The Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) goes into effect Jan. 25, 2023. This new policy applies to all NIH-supported research that results in the generation of scientific data. Grantees will be required to develop a data management and sharing plan (known as a DMS Plan).

NIH recently launched a scientific data sharing website that features a tool to answer the question, Which Policies Apply to My Research? You can also find best practices for scientific data management, including metadata, naming conventions, data storage format, and a DMS Policy FAQ. We encourage applicants to not only read the policy but also review related NIH notices for more information about expected elements of a DMS Planallowable costs, and guidance for selecting a data repository.