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NIH Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy


Last updated March 30, 2023
Recent Updates:
Added Qualitative Data Repository (QDR) as a new institutionally-supported option for sharing data. See: Ohio State Resources. Added OSP-approved sample language for Element 6: Oversight. See: Writing Your Data Management Plan

Welcome to the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy Guide!  This guide is intended for researchers who receive funding from the NIH, as well as those interested in learning more about the policy.

Please note: This guide is intended for educational purposes only and does not act as substitute for official guidance from the NIH.  It is the responsibility of the individual to ensure they understand the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy, the associated data management and sharing requirements, and their responsibilities as an investigator and/or author.

Key Facts

  • The policy applies to grants of any size that produce scientific data and are submitted on or after January 25, 2023
  • Plans are reviewed by staff of the funding ICO but are not scored
  • Failure to comply with the ICO-approved plan submitted with an application may impact future funding

Key Resources

IMPORTANT: DMPTool lists three template options for the NIH. Researchers should select the NIH-GEN DMSP (2023) template.

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