NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy (The Course)
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Course Info

This course includes 1 attempt.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has rolled out a new policy for the management and sharing of scientific data.

The main requirement is that researchers include a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan with their proposal. Not all research will require data sharing. However, everyone must provide a justification if they can’t share their data.

In this course we will describe what the new policy requires, places where you might want to share your particular kind of data, and how to deal with possible challenges associated with the policy.


The course is intended for anyone who plans to submit a grant proposal to the NIH.


The course will cover:

  • Motivations behind the new policy
  • Overview of the new policy requirements and how it may affect you
  • Suggestions about where to share your data
  • Recommendations about how to budget for your data
  • Guidance about how to write a DMS plan
  • Information on how to submit the DMS plan to funding agencies
  • Guidance on how to update a DMS plan after submission or funding
  • General tips and frequently asked questions


Course Material

  • About this Course
  • DMS Helper App
  • 1 Why this new DMS policy
  • 2 How will this policy affect me
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    Introduction Quiz10 attempts allowed
  • 3 Overview of the DMS Plan
  • 4 Data Management and Storage
  • 5 Budgeting for Data Sharing
  • 6 Writing a DMS Plan
  • icon/quiz Created with Sketch.
    Creating a DMS Plan Quiz10 attempts allowed
  • 7 Presubmission Tips
  • 8 Post Submission Tips
  • FAQ
  • Additional Resources
  • Further Reading
  • Tools Used for This Course
  • Data File Size Details
  • Ethical Considerations
  • About the Authors
  • References


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