About Genomic Data Sharing

Genomic research advances our understanding of factors that influence health and disease. Genomic data is a critical shared resource and valuable tool for research that benefits the scientific community.

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. Those expectations are set out in NIH’s Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy. Learn about NIH's GDS policy, how it applies to your research, and any addition expectations from NIH Institutes and Centers.

As a steward of genomic data, NIH has an obligation to ensure compliance with its GDS policy and to promote and facilitate responsible sharing of data subject to the policy.