NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) data management and sharing policy (NOT-OD-21-013) went into effect on January 25, 2023.

The NIH has a dedicated website with resources and information:

NIH Information:

NIH staff compiled the following twelve resources as investigators and administrators prepare applications:

University of Pittsburgh Information

  • Pitt’s Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) also has resources for Pitt NIH investigators on the NIH policy:
  • Library Insider: Support for the NIH’s Data Management and Sharing Policy
  • The Pitt Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) is an additional source of information and has resources available for Pitt faculty to help prepare and draft their DMS plans. HSLS promotes the use of DMPTool, a tool available to Pitt faculty using their Pitt login credentials to help create compliant DMS plans.
  • To help address Element 6: Oversight of Data Management and Sharing, the Office of Research Protections and the Office of Sponsored Programs drafted language that investigators can use in their plans:
    • The Principal Investigator will oversee the management and sharing of data during the study process. Effective January 25, 2023, the University of Pittsburgh will require the Principal Investigator to certify at the times of annual progress report and final report that the NIH-approved data sharing and management plan(s) has/have been followed. The University of Pittsburgh Office of Research Protections will periodically audit the NIH-approved data sharing and management plans for adherence.