The National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has announced a policy update requiring all grant applicants to submit a data management and sharing plan (DMSP) with their applications. As a result, beginning January 25, 2023, all grant applicants seeking NIH funding will be required to submit a DMSP, not just those valued at $500K or more as was previously required.
Furthermore, all applicants need to submit a two-page summary of when and how data would be managed and shared. The plan should include how they will link to data sets, along with explanations of how data will be accessed, metadata standards, and planned distribution approaches. Current grantees are not required to resubmit under the new requirements. However, competitive re-submissions will be held to the new requirement. Further, the policy strongly encourages the use of established repositories, and grant applications can include data management personnel and repository storage costs. Read the NIH guidance on selecting a repository.Click here to read the original press release.
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