Effective January 25, 2023, the NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy applies to all research that meets these criteria:
Research activities covered by the DMS Policy include the following regardless of funding level:
The DMS Policy does not apply to research and other activities that do not generate scientific data. Examples include: Training (Ts), Fellowships (Fs), Certain non-research Career Awards (e.g. KM1), Construction (C06), Conference Grants (R13), Resources (Gs), Research-related Infrastructure programs (e.g., S06) and non-research activities.
"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.
Applicants will be required to submit a two-page data management and sharing plan and to comply with that plan.
DMS Plans should maximize appropriate sharing
Justifiable ethical, legal, and technical factors for limiting sharing include:
Reasons NOT generally justifiable to limit sharing:
Source: FAQ for 2023 Data Management and Sharing Policy - https://sharing.nih.gov/faqs#/data-management-and-sharing-policy.htm?anchor=56549
NIH will monitor compliance with Plans over the course of the funding period during regular reporting intervals (e.g., at the time of annual Research Performance Progress Reports (RPPRs)). Steps include:
Failure to comply with DMS Plans may result in the NIH ICO adding special Terms and Conditions of Award or terminating the award. If award recipients are not compliant with Plans at the end of the award, noncompliance may be factored into future funding decisions.
For contracts, noncompliance with the DMS Plan will be handled in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract and applicable Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
For more details about the NIH DMS Policy, consult links to the central portal, final policy, implementation details, FAQ, and policy supplemental information below: