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.