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Data Management Plan - Sharing

Research Subject to Adhering to the NIH Data Sharing Policy

Research Covered Under the Data Management & Sharing Policy (DMS) per the NIH includes (copied and pasted from the link)

The NIH Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy, effective January 25, 2023, applies to all research, funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of scientific data. 

This includes all NIH-supported research regardless of funding level, including: extramural grants, extramural contracts, intramural research projects, and other funding agreements.

For more about expectations of the policy, see the Data Management & Sharing Policy Overview page.

Scientific Data is defined as data commonly accepted in the scientific community as of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless of whether the data are used to support scholarly publications.

  • Scientific data includes any data needed to validate and replicate research findings.
  • Scientific data does not include laboratory notebooks, preliminary analyses, completed case report forms, drafts of scientific papers, plans for future research, peer reviews, communications with colleagues, or physical objects such as laboratory specimens.

The DMS Policy applies to all research that generates scientific data, including:

  • Research Projects
  • Some Career Development Awards (Ks)
  • Small Business SBIR/STTR 
  • Research Centers

Research to which the DMS policy does NOT apply

Time frame

What if my project is ongoing prior to Januay 25, 2023?  

You do NOT need to meet the 2023 requirements.  To see this informaiton, go to the NIH's Data Management and Sharing Policy and click on the box labeled Applications for Receipt Received BEFORE January 25, 2023.  You will see the information below;  the bottom line has what you need. 

The Cancer Data Science Pulse Blog's guide also offers the following information:
•    Who should follow the 2003 DSP?
•    Awards (e.g., noncompetitive renewals or Type 5) made before January 25, 2023


Types of Research

Per the NIH's Research Covered Under the Data Management & Sharing Policy (DMS) the DMS Policy does not apply to research and other activities that do not generate scientific data, including:

  • Training (T)
  • Fellowships (Fs)
  • Construction (C06)
  • Conference Grants (R13)
  • Resource (Gs)
  • Research-Related Infrastructure Programs (e.g., S06)


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