National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management Plan (DMP)

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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 .

LTS has developed a page to help support NIH-active faculty comply with the new requirement.

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