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NIH Sharing Policies and Related Guidance on NIH-Funded Research Resources

It is NIH policy that the results and accomplishments of the activities that it funds should be made available to the public.  Principal Investigators (PIs) and funding recipient institutions are expected to make the results and accomplishments of their activities available to the research community and to the public at large.


NEWS: New NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (effective January 25, 2023)
NIH has issued a new Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing, 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 and replace the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy currently 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, and Selecting a Repository for Data Resulting from NIH-Supported Research. Visit the page on public access and open science to learn more.


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