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Revised NIH data requirements start Jan 25, 2023

November/ December 2022 | Volume 21 Number 6

This photograph shows a field researcher from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG) using a mobile data collection tool for greater efficiency, during door-to-door interviews, for an antimicrobial resistance (AMR) research project in Quetzaltenango, GuatemalPhoto courtesy of CDC/ Nicholas S. Tenorio.The revised policy applies to all research that generates scientific data.

Starting January 25, 2023, NIH will require a data management plan in grant applications. The NIH Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy applies to all research, funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of scientific data, regardless of funding level.

Scientific data is defined as data commonly accepted in the scientific community as of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless of whether the data are used to support scholarly publications.

Refer to the Funding Opportunity Announcement to determine if the DMS Policy applies to your application. NIH has also compiled a complete list of NIH activity codes subject to the DMS Policy [PDF].

Current NIH policies specific to certain types of research (e.g., clinical trials, research generating large-scale genomic data) continue to apply. In the event that another applicable policy has more detailed expectations than that of the DMS Policy, those expectations should be followed in addition to the DMS Policy.

Foreign collaborations

Policies related to data sharing vary across countries. Investigators from foreign institutions and U.S. investigators collecting data in other countries should familiarize themselves with the policies governing data sharing in the countries in which they plan to work and address any specific limitations in the data sharing plan in their application. For more information, view this presentation on planning for foreign collaborations [MS PowerPoint].

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Updated November 28, 2022

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