New HSLS Guide for NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The National Institutes of Health’s new Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy), which goes into effect January 25, 2023, will require NIH-funded researchers to submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared within their funding application. The policy includes an expectation that researchers will maximize their data sharing within ethical, legal, or technical constraints, and it explicitly encourages researchers to incorporate data sharing, via deposit into a public repository, into their standard research process.

To help University of Pittsburgh researchers comply with the new policy, HSLS Data Services has put together a new guide, with each topic of the guide organized into three sections:

  • Learning content
  • Videos (forthcoming) and slides
  • Related resources, including official notices and guidance from the NIH

Topics include:

  • Policy overview information
  • General workflow and timeline
  • Writing a data management and sharing plan
  • Allowable costs
  • Selecting a repository or data-sharing platform

As the effective date is only a few weeks away, we encourage researchers to begin preparing and working through the steps outlined on the guide under the “Before submission” section.

If you have questions, desire a one-on-one consultation, or would like us to review a draft of your data management and sharing plan, please do not hesitate to contact HSLS Data Services.

~HSLS Data Services