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NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The following guide provides information about the January 25, 2023 National Institutes of Health Data Management and Sharing Policy. Content includes resources and avenues to support for planning and execution of the policy throughout the grant process.


Reid Boehm, Research Data Systems Manager

Purdue Libraries and PURR


Policy Introduction

Beginning January 25, 2023 all extramural researchers submitting a grant proposal generating scientific research data after this date are required to provide a data management and sharing plan as part of their proposal. The plan serves to provide details about data to be generated and / or used during the project and to clearly state plans and rationale for sharing, access, archiving, and preservation.

The following pages provide general information about the requirements and avenues to other resources and contacts at Purdue University, plus links from the NIH and trusted external sources.

Additional support, consultations, and training for meeting the new policy requirements is available.

Contact Reid Boehm, Research Data Systems Manager, with questions.

Major NIH Information Resources

  • Main Policy Document: NOT-OD-21-013

Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

  • Central NIH website for detailed information and resources

NIH Data Management and Sharing Website

6 Big Things to Know

  1. Focus on maximizing sharing whenever possible
  2. Thoroughly explain all ethical, legal, and technical factors
  3. Plans are required for submission with the initial proposal
  4. Institutes and Centers (ICOs) may have additional requirements
  5. Using established research data repositories is strongly recommended for sharing and preserving data.
  6. Costs for data management, sharing, and preservation activities are allowed