Data Management and Sharing Policy
NIH has a longstanding commitment to making the results of NIH-funded funded research available. Responsible data management and sharing has many benefits, including accelerating the pace of biomedical research, enabling validation of research results, and providing accessibility to high-value datasets.
About Data Management & Sharing Policies
NIH encourages the sharing of data whenever possible. Learn about the 2003 NIH Data Sharing policy and the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing policy as well as how they apply to NIH funded research and data.
Planning & Budgeting for Data Management and Sharing
Find out what NIH expects in a Data Management & Sharing plan and what costs are allowed in a request.
Sharing Scientific Data
Under the NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy, investigators are empowered to choose the most appropriate methods for sharing scientific data. Learn more about methods for data sharing and selecting data repositories.
Protecting Participant Privacy When Sharing Scientific Data
Responsible scientific data sharing practices promote both effective data stewardship and protection of human research participant privacy. Learn about how to protect the privacy of human research participants when sharing data under NIH policies.