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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) under NOT-OD-21-013 is implementing updated requirements for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy) to promote sharing of scientific data generated from NIH-funded or conducted research. This update takes effect for submissions with due dates on or after January 25, 2023.

Overview of Key Changes

Updated NIH Grant Submission


  • Applications for all new and competing proposals/renewals with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2023 must include a plan and budget for data management and sharing.
  • Individual investigators will be held responsible for implementing DMS plans as a term and condition of the award.
  • NIH program staff will review and approve the DMS plan and may request changes prior to award.
  • NIH grant application peer reviewers will not review the DMS plan itself, but will consider any budget items related to DMS activities.

Post-Award Requirements

  • Investigators will be responsible for data management and sharing as a term and condition of the award.
  • Progress reports submitted to NIH must include updates on data management and sharing activities.
  • Should the approved DMS plan require any modifications over the course of the award period, investigators will be expected to work with the program officer to review and approve those changes.
  • Failure to execute the approved DMS plan may affect continuation of the current project and/or future NIH funding.






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