NIH has issued the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy (effective January 25, 2023) to promote the sharing of scientific data. Sharing scientific data accelerates biomedical research discovery, in part, by enabling validation of research results, providing accessibility to high-value datasets, and promoting data reuse for future research studies. All research, funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of “scientific data” must comply with this policy; training grants, fellowships, conference grants and more are not subject to the DMS Policy. When preparing your NIH proposal, please consult your assigned pre-award specialist for more information.
Under the DMS policy, NIH expects that investigators and institutions:
- Plan and budget for the managing and sharing of data
- Submit a DMS plan for review when applying for funding
- Comply with the approved DMS plan