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NIH Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy

Ohio State Resources for the NIH DMS Policy

Regardless of what stage you are in, there are a variety of different Ohio State resources and offices that can help you navigate the process of complying with the new NIH DMS Policy. Select a link below to learn more:

Register for upcoming events:

Save the date for introductory webinars on:

  • Wednesday December 20, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday January 11, Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Registration is coming soon.

Not available during scheduled webinars? Email to request a presentation for your department or lab.

Previous events:

Learning About the Policy


Schedule a consultation:

 • Training requests:

Writing a DMS Plan


IMPORTANT: DMPTool lists three template options for the NIH. Researchers should select the NIH-Default DMSP template.

Schedule a consultation:

 • Plan reviews

 • Secure data storage

 • Human participant data sharing
   Office of Responsible Research Practices

Budgeting for DMS Costs


Schedule a consultation:    

   •  Contact College or Department Research IT
        Big data costs

Monitoring DMS Compliance

Schedule a consultation:

      Addressing concerns from the NIH

Sharing Data


Schedule a consultation:

   Repository selection

 • Contact College or Department Research IT
   Sharing big data


Researcher Checklist
Badger, K., Calkins, H., Carr Jones, L., Grynoch, T., Koshoffer, A., LaPreze, D., May, A., Nieman, C., Otsuji, R., Phegley, L., & Ye, H. (2022). Data management and sharing plan checklist for researchers. Working Group on NIH DMSP Guidance.

DMS Data Glossary
Denton, A., Exner, N., Hertz, M., LaPreze, D., Nieman, C., & Sheffield, C. (2022). Glossaries. Working Group on NIH DMSP Guidance.