Effective January 25, 2023
NIH grant projects funded in whole or part that generate scientific data (grants, contracts, intramural research projects) must include a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) with proposal submissions.
A DSMP is a short document that must accompany your budget justification. Plan outlines how scientific data will be managed during the project and shared upon project completion.
What you write in this Plan is what you’ll be expected to do. NIH expects any changes or deviation from the Plan will be discussed with your Program Officer.
Non-compliance could affect future funding for researchers or associated institution.
These funds must be expended by the conclusion of the project.
The Research Data Service provides fast, free, and confidential feedback on draft Plans. We work with library-based subject experts so that our feedback incorporates disciplinary and data management expertise. Send us your draft Plan, a link to the funding announcement, and the Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) deadline by email or filling out this form. If you’ve created your Plan in the DMPTool, then select the “Request Feedback” option on the last page of your template to contact us for a review.