August 2021 EGRP Cancer Epidemiology News
EGRP Cancer Epidemiology News
- Data Management and Sharing Policy Updates and Reminders for Large Budget Grant Applications
- Funding Opportunities
- Requests for Information
- Grants Policy Notices
- NIH News
- Blog Posts
Data Management and Sharing Policy Updates and Reminders for Large Budget Grant Applications
New NIH Data Sharing Policy
In October 2020, NIH issued a final 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:
- Elements of an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan
- Allowable Costs for Data Management and Sharing
- Selecting a Repository for Data Resulting from NIH-Supported Research
Visit the NIH web page on public access and open science to learn more about related notices, statements from the NIH Director, requests for information, and additional resources.
Current Policies in Effect
Until the new NIH data sharing policy takes effect in 2023, investigators still need to adhere to the following data sharing requirements.
For large budget research grants (those seeking $500,000 or more in subtotal direct costs in any one year), and/or grants that include producing large-scale genomic data, the NIH data sharing policies expect that NIH-supported researchers will share final datasets (or data used for the main publications).
Large Budget Grants
To be compliant with NIH data sharing policies for large budget grants, the de-identified data may be made available in various ways, such as depositing the data set to an NIH controlled-access database, securely transferring a data set for analysis, or using an enclave model (such as a secure, access-controlled Cloud platform) for data access and analysis.
EGRP-specific requirements related to data sharing plans for ARAs are available.
When considering how to share their data, NIH-supported investigators may choose to
- Use an NIH data repository, and NIH will be responsible for sharing the data in accordance with the data sharing policies; or
- Store their data locally and provide access to the data in accordance with NIH policies.
If investigators choose the second option, they must consider the long-term sustainability of data storage and the resources needed to respond to data access requests. Over time, the resources required to store data and to review and respond to data requests may become more challenging, particularly once the grant supporting the original research project comes to an end.
- Regardless of the budget, projects that fall under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy are expected to share data through an NIH-designated resource, such as dbGaP.
- Some Funding Opportunity Announcements have specific data-sharing expectations, such as PAR-20-294, Cohort Infrastructure Support for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts.
- Data sharing plans for projects that fall under the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy or other NIH data sharing policies need to address the requirements of each policy they fall under.
- Data sharing plans will need to be submitted with the award application.
If you are considering a grant application that falls within the scientific areas of interest of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program (EGRP), scientific program directors in EGRP are available to advise investigators on options available to them as they develop data sharing plans.
- Metabolic Dysregulation and Cancer Risk Program: a Transdisciplinary Approach to Obesity-Associated Research
- Mobile Health: Technology and Outcomes in Low and Middle Income Countries (R21/R33, Clinical Trial Optional)
- NCI Research Specialist Award
- Time-Sensitive Obesity Policy and Program Evaluation (R01, Clinical Trial Not Allowed)
- Notice of Special Interest: NCI SBIR/STTR Program Announcement Regarding Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Low-Resource Settings (NOT-CA-21-062)
- NCI Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (SBIR) Program Solicitation PHS 2022-1
- Topic 431 – Cancer Treatment Technologies for Low-resource Settings
- Topic 438 – Understanding Cancer Tumor Genomic Results: Technology Applications for Community Providers
- Topic 439 – Advanced Sample Processing Platforms for Downstream Single-cell Multi-omic Analysis
- Topic 440 – Cancer Prevention and Diagnosis Technologies for Low-resource Settings
Requests for Information
- Climate Change and Health (NOT-ES-21-009, responses due September 17, 2021)
- Systematic Review Centers with Nutrition Expertise for DRI Development (NOT-OD-21-173, responses due October 15, 2021)
- Open Comment Period for “Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: A 2021 Conference” (responses due September 15, 2021)