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Important Reminder

Effective January 25, 2023

NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plans Resources

NIH Policy* - Effective for New and Competing Applications due on/after January 25, 2023

When is the NIH DMS plan required?

The data management plan (historically only required for proposals requesting more than $500K in direct costs annually or projects generating genomic data) is now required in most NIH applications.

What is required under this new policy?

  • Include Budget Request for Data Management and Sharing costs in NIH grant application
  • Submit Data Management and Sharing Plan with NIH application
  • Adhere to NIH-approved Data Management and Sharing Plan when funded
 What resources are available?

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship has developed guidance and a template to facilitate the development of the DMS. 

Data Plan Resource Document

NIH DMS Plan Template 

NIH Data Sharing Summary

Why is there a new policy?

To promote the sharing of scientific data. NIH states:

“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.  As a steward of the nation’s investment in biomedical research, NIH has long championed policies that make research available to the public to achieve these goals.”

For additional details and information see: