While investigators have been hard at work preparing grant proposals under the new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy, the community of librarians and data professionals that support them have been developing tools to simplify the process. Since our last update in April 2023, two new resources have appeared that HSLS Data Services wants to share:
- The NIH now provides 13 sample data management and sharing plans for a variety of data types, research domains, and institutes and centers. These samples were produced from real data management and sharing plans and contain details specific to their research projects; they are not meant to be used as templates, only as examples of the types of details and level of specificity that can be included in the plan.
- DMPTool, an interactive tool that walks researchers through the process of creating a data management and sharing plan (DMSP), now includes Pitt-specific guidance such as the language for Element 6, “Oversight of Data Management and Sharing,” recommended by the Office of Sponsored Programs and the Office of Research Protections.