NIH has changed their proposal requirements which will be effective for all proposals submitted on or after January 25th, 2023. As highlighted in a recent NIH communication, we wanted to make you aware of these important changes, most notably the new NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing .
This new requirement identifies the need for all proposals submitted on or after January 25th, 2023 to include the following elements:
- Data Type: Briefly describe the scientific data to be managed and shared
- Related Tools, Software and/or Code: Indicate whether specialized tools are needed to access or manipulate shared scientific data to support replication or reuse, and name(s) of the needed tool(s) and software
- Standards: Describe what standards, if any, will be applied to the scientific data and associated metadata
- Data Preservation, Access, and Associated Timelines: Give plans and timelines for data preservation and access
- Access, Distribution, or Reuse Considerations: Describe any applicable factors affecting subsequent access, distribution, or reuse of scientific data
Budgeting for Data Management and Sharing:
Per NIH’s guidance, “investigators may request funds toward data management and sharing in the budget and budget justification sections of their applications.”
- Allowable costs examples are: Curating data, developing supporting documentation, formatting data, de-identifying data, preserving and sharing data. These costs must be incurred during the project period.
- If submitting a modular budget, a brief justification must be provided in the Additional Narrative Justification. If submitting a detailed budget, this will show as a single line item under Other Direct Costs and a description is required in the Budget Justification.
For any questions, contact your assigned Contract and Grant Specialist.