Featured Workshop: NIH DMS Catalog vs. Repository for Restricted Datasets

Join us for this online workshop:

Monday, February 13, 2023, 11 a.m.-noon

Register for The NIH Policy for Data Management & Sharing: Catalog vs. Repository for Restricted Datasets*

Love Data Week 2023 features this online workshop to help researchers who are preparing for the NIH’s Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy).

Newly in effect as of January 25, 2023, the DMS Policy requires NIH-funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared. It does not, however, create a uniform requirement to share all scientific data, but conveys “an expectation that researchers will maximize appropriate data sharing when developing plans” with the acknowledgement that certain factors (i.e., ethical, legal, or technical) may some sharing to be limited.

While broad sharing may not be feasible for all datasets, steps can still be taken to share information about the dataset, including a description, size, and instructions for restricted access. One way to share this information (also known as metadata) is to include the dataset in the Pitt Data Catalog (PDC), which has been designed as a low-barrier way for researchers to make their data discoverable without the need to deposit into a repository.

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe the differences between a data repository and data catalog
  • Decide if your dataset is appropriate for inclusion in the PDC
  • Understand the process of submitting your dataset’s information for inclusion in the PDC

If you are unable to attend this scheduled class, consider requesting a customized instruction session for your course, group, or department.

*HSLS classes are open to University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and students, as well as UPMC residents and fellows. A valid email address is required to register.