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NIH Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy


Please check back often! This guide is being continually updated as the policy date approaches.
Last updated December 1, 2022.

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

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