The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMSP) requires that all NIH funded research describe in detail how scientific data will be shared and managed in a useable format. Data is also required to be preserved within a specialized repository. This information is to be provided within a newly formatted 2 page supplemental document known as the DMSP.
1. Effective January 25, 2023, ALL NIH funded proposals that will produce scientific data are required to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) regardless of funding amount or mechanism.
2. A DMSP that complies with the new format must be submitted with your proposal
3. A DMSP is a binding document
What is considered scientific data?
"The recorded factual material commonly accepted in the scientific community as of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless of whether the data are used to support scholarly publications" Final NIH DMSP
The DMSP will include the following information:
For additional guidance writing the plan, refer to: DMSP Outline
NIH has instituted a new DMSP to promote a culture change around data sharing and to encourage data sharing and reuse as the "norm" in the scientific community.