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Data: Find and Share

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.

NOTE: Effective January 25, 2023 will be the Final NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy). It will be for:

  • Competing grant applications that are submitted to NIH for the January 25, 2023 and subsequent receipt dates;
  • Proposals for contracts that are submitted to NIH on or after January 25, 2023;
  • NIH Intramural Research Projects conducted on or after January 25, 2023; and
  • Other funding agreements (e.g., Other Transactions) that are executed on or after January 25, 2023, unless otherwise stipulated by NIH.

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: