The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued its Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy (effective January 25, 2023) to prompt research reproducibility and transparency. All grant proposals submitted on or after January 25, 2023, should include a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP).
We, Data Services, recommend that you write your NIH DMSP using a free online application called DMPTool. You can use DMPTool to draft your plan element by element based on your funder’s requirements. It also contains helpful guidance and sample language from both NIH and Johns Hopkins on how best to write each DMSP element. Hit the “request feedback” button within the DMPTool to get feedback from Data Services. We will review your Plan and provide our professional feedback in a timely manner. You can also use the DMPTool to write a Data Management Plan for other funders, not just NIH.
Here are some resources to get you started with writing your DMSP. For more in-depth information, check out this NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Guide. If you have any questions about NIH DMSP or data management plans for other funding agencies, please contact us.