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NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans

This guide will present three options for engaging with content on how to write Data Management and Sharing Plans for NIH grants. Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced options will be available which will cover all necessary elements for writing the plan and

Why Manage Your Data?

Increase your research impact

Making your data available to other researchers can impact discovery and relevance of your research.

Save time

Planning ahead for your data management needs will save you time and resources.

Preserve your data

Depositing your data in a repository safeguards your investment of time and resources while preserving your research contribution for you and others to use.

Maintain data integrity

Managing and documenting your data throughout its lifecycle will allow you and others to understand and use your data in the future.

Meet grant requirements

Many funding agencies now require that researchers deposit data collected as part of a research project.

Promote new discoveries

Sharing your data with other researchers can lead to new and unanticipated discoveries and provide research material for those with little or no funding.