Resource/Data Sharing Plans

NIH has several policies addressing the need to share NIH-funded resources developed in grant applications. In the National Cancer Institute’s Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP) this typically applies to sharing various types of data, though resources could also include model organisms, research tools, etc. depending on the proposed project. Plans required by these policies (including data sharing plans) should be included in the grant application’s “Resource Sharing Plan” section. All policies that apply to the grant application should be addressed.

Upcoming 2023 Changes to the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

In October 2020, NIH issued a Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (NOT-OD-21-013), which will require NIH-funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data from their research will be managed and shared.

On January 25, 2023, the new policy will come into effect for any NIH-funded research, regardless of the research grant budget size, that will generate scientific data. This new policy replaces the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy. The 2015 Genomic Data Sharing Policy will remain in effect.

To help the research community prepare for implementation of the new policy, NIH also provides the following supplemental information:

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