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Data Sharing and Public Access Policies

NIH General Data Sharing Policy

NIH Data Sharing Policy

This policy applies to:

  • Any application seeking $500K or more in direct costs in any single year of the project period, or
  • Related special requirements of a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
  • Sharing of Final Research Data for applications submitted on or after October 1, 2003

Resources for Data Sharing:

See separate guide for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy for scientific publications.

Genomic Data Sharing Requirements and Resources

Data Sharing Policy for Genomic Data --- Effective January 25, 2015

This Policy applies to:

  • Competing grant applications that are submitted to NIH starting with the January 25, 2015 receipt date;
  • Proposals for contracts that are submitted to NIH on or after January 25, 2015; and
  • NIH intramural research projects generating genomic data on or after January 25, 2015.

Human genome data must be submitted to NIH designated database, whereas non-human genome data may be submitted to any widely-used data repository (see partial list below).


Links to resources, the actual policy and related documents and information:

Widely-used data repositories for NON-human data -- while these were cited in NIH GDS policy, any widely-used data repository is permitted: