This guide supports researchers' efforts to comply with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. It offers step-by-step guidance on how to plan for data sharing and write a data management and sharing plan to meet NIH requirements.
The policy applies to NIH-funded research that generates scientific data, including research projects and small business SBIR/STTR projects. It does not apply to funded research and other activities that don't generate scientific data, including training and fellowship awards.
The policy applies to grant applications submitted to NIH for January 25, 2023 and subsequent receipt dates.
Additional considerations apply to projects that produce large-scale genomic data, involve foreign collaborators, or generate proprietary data.