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New Data Management and Sharing Policy

NEW NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Goes into Effect January 25, 2023

NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy goes into effect for grants submitted January 25, 2023 and thereafter. This policy means that as of January 25, 2023.

See the NIH DMSP section of this guide for detials.

UIUC Research Data Management Self-Guided Workshop

The Research Data Management (RDS) developed this Self-Guided Data Management Workshop to provide you with much of the information the Research Data Service covers in live workshops and webinars, but in an online format you can access anytime.

The interactive Prezi allows you to move through each of the topics in order, or to chart your own path by clicking on any topic that interests you. At any point, hover over the right margin to reveal the home button that will take you back to the main lifecycle page shown below.

If you would prefer to host a live workshop, please contact us to request one.

Managing your Research Data

Basic Elements of a Data Management Plan

A data management plan (DMP) is a living document that requires updates to reflect changes or adjustments to data collection, storage and processing.

Types of data that will be collected
  • What types of data will be derived or generated?
  • How much? - numbers & file sizes
  • Rationale for sharing and preservation
  • Metadata and other documentation (protocols, instrumentation)
  • Privacy and Security (human studies data)
Tools, Software, Code
  • Specialized tools or software needed for data manipulation
Data Preservation & Access
  • What data will be preserved, where and for how long?
  • How will data be findable?
  • Restricted or Open Access
Data Sharing Agreements and Licenses
  • Restrictions
  • Liability
  • Roles & Responsbilities

About Data Management and Sharing Plans

Plan Templates and Examples

NOTE: Your Plan must reflect the details in your proposal, so examples are provided only in order to help investigators see what a strong Plan looks like. Do not copy the text verbatim.

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