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.
Applications for funding must include:
A Data Management and Sharing Plan (“Plan”) is a short document that must accompany your budget justification. There are 6 sections: 1) Data Type, 2) Related Tools, Software and/or Code, 3) Standards, 4) Data Preservation, Access, and Associated Timelines, 5) Access, Distribution, or Reuse Considerations, and 6) Oversight of Data Management and Sharing.
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. They have assembled FAQs here, and we’ll summarize the most common questions below.
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.
A data management plan (DMP) is a living document that requires updates to reflect changes or adjustments to data collection, storage and processing.
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.