2023 DMS Policy
The NIH updated previous policies for grant-funded scientific research and goes into effect January 25, 2023. The new policy is a way to foster transparency and reproducibility with publicly-funded research. To do this, the NIH has implemented new stipulations for the management and sharing of scientific data.
The 2023 DMSP policy updates the 2003 Data Sharing Policy by applying to NIH funding of any amount that produces scientific research. If research falls under those two stipulations, a data management and sharing plan will need to be submitted with the application. There are sample plans online as well as templates in the DMPTool that can help you create a plan.
Submitted plans are not usually part of the peer review process, but are reviewed by NIH Program Staff who will communicate any need for revisions.
*Failure to comply with the implementation of the proposed plans could have an impact on future funding from the NIH for both the researcher and the institution.*
What's in the plan?
Data Management and Sharing Plans show that researchers have thought through the management and sharing of data. The plans include the 6 following elements: