NIH grants submitted on or after January 25, 2023 must follow the updated Data Management & Sharing Policy.
Individual centers and institutes may have additional data sharing requirements.
The DMSP combines several prior data management forms including the Genomic Data Management Plan and the Resource Sharing Plan. A Model Organism Sharing Plan still needs to be submitted separately.
The major changes include:
Additionally, the changes call for PI's to maximize data sharing and include information on data sharing when collecting informed consent.
Importantly, data management plans will NOT impact priority scoring during submission. If the DMS Plan cannot be approved at the time of submission, applicants will be notified that additional information is needed and allowed to revise and resubmit.
Additionally, your DMSP may be updated as your project evolves.
Last updated 04-APR-2023
Depending on your research topic, funding opportunity, or connected institute or center, there may be additional data management policies and requirements that must be noted in your DMS Plan. Some policies may specify repository restrictions, procedures for anonymizing data, or data-sharing timelines.
Generally the requirements follow the same outline as many DMPs, asking for information on:
For more information on each section, see their website Writing a Data Management & Sharing Plan. The NIH provides lots of additional guidance including templates and sample plans.
Although not required by the NIH Open Data Policy, it is strongly encouraged for researchers to include information on your data management and sharing plans when collecting informed consent. Other policies such as the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy may still apply as well as any other policies at your institution.