NIH has released for public comment a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing along with supplemental draft guidance. Since releasing a Request for Information last year on Proposed Provisions of a Draft NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, NIH has received helpful feedback that has been incorporated into this version of the draft policy proposal. The draft policy requires all NIH-funded grantees to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan outlining how researchers plan to manage scientific data, including when and where the scientific data will be preserved and shared. Plans may include consideration of other factors (e.g., legal, ethical) that may appropriately limit data sharing.
Continue the conversation and let the NIH know what you think works and what doesn’t in the proposed policy by submitting your comments through the web-portal no later than January 10, 2020. For more insight on the draft policy, see Dr. Carrie Wolinetz’s Under the Poliscope blog post and check out the informational public webinar on Monday, December 16 (12:30pm to 2pm ET).