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Managing Compliance with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy

2023 Revised NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing (Effective January 25, 2023)

The 2023 Policy for Data Management and Sharing requires submission of Data Management and Sharing Plans for all NIH-funded research (i.e., proposals and renewals that generate scientific data):

  • Researchers submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) with their funding proposals to explain how their data output will be managed, preserved and shared.
     
  • Shared scientific data be made accessible as soon as possible, and no later than the time of an associated publication, or the end of the award/support period, whichever comes first
     
  • DMSPs will be updated during the award period to incorporate any major changes in how data is handled or shared, such as a change in repositories, data collection or timelines. The DSMP should be monitored for compliance, as noncompliance could jeopardize future funding. 

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