Genomic Data Sharing Policy
Genomic research advances our understanding of factors that influence health and disease. To facilitate the translation of research results into applications that improve human health, NIH expects institutions and researchers to broadly and responsibly share genomic data generated by NIH funds.
About Genomic Data Sharing
Learn about NIH's GDS policy, how it applies to your research, and any addition expectations from NIH Institutes and Centers.
Developing Genomic Data Sharing Plans
Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) plans describe how the research will meet the expectations of NIH's GDS policy. Learn how to write and submit a GDS plan.
Submitting Genomic Data
Learn more about the genomic data submission process, from choosing an appropriate repository to submitting datasets. Generating human genomic data? Follow our step-by-step instructions for registering a study in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP), which is required for human genomic datasets.