The NIH defines data sharing as:
The policy discourages the practice of making data available "by request" only.
How do I comply with the sharing requirements in the policy?☑ What: Determine which data from your study meets the NIH definition for scientific data and should be shared.
☑ When: Data should be shared at whichever event occurs first:
Does the policy require sharing?
The policy states that sharing should be maximized. Justified exceptions or limitations (e.g. access controls, embargo periods) on sharing are allowed for legal, ethical, and technical reasons. These reasons will be assessed by the funding ICO.
The following are not acceptable reasons to limit sharing under the DMSP:
Why does the new NIH policy promote data sharing?
The DMSP supports NIH's commitment to ensuring the results and outputs of funded research is available to the public. Data sharing helps promote testing of validity; reusing rare or unique data sets; strengthening analysis through combining data; and overall increasing reproducibility and replicability of research.