This page is intended to inform research teams about the new NIH policy, linking to appropriate information and resources whenever possible. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. The information is developed with human subjects research and health data research considerations.
Policy Requirements - What's New
Starting January 25, 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require all researchers seeking grant funds that result in the generation of scientific data to:
- Submit a two-page data management and sharing plan as part of the funding application. The plan must outline how their scientific data and accompanying documentation will be managed and shared.
- Submit a data management and sharing plan as part of the grant application process.
- Maximize the appropriate sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research in the plan, with justified limitations or exceptions.
For more details about the new data management and data sharing policy, read the NIH Scientific Data Sharing one page guide: The Who, What, Where and When of the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy (PDF).