Contacts & Help for Genomic Data Sharing Policy

NIH staff are here to answer your questions relating to the Genomic Data Sharing Policy!

NIH Institute or Center (IC) Program Staff

NIH program staff can advise on matters related to funding opportunities, applying, award administration, developing sharing plans, how sharing policies apply to your research, what to do if your plans change, and more.

Finding the right program staff contact:

When exploring NIH When preparing to apply:
  • Refer to section VII of the funding opportunity announcement for Scientific/Research Contact(s)
After application or award
  • Refer to your eRA account for the assigned program staff contact for your application

Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Support

Questions about the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy?

Email us with questions about GDS policy implementation and expectations.

Email GDS Policy Mailbox

Questions for Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Technical Support?

Be sure to check out the dbGaP FAQs and How to Submit before reaching out.

dbGaP Contact form

Genomic Program Administrators (GPAs) Contacts List

GPAs work with investigators to facilitate study registration and data submission for controlled-access data repositories. Each NIH IC has designated one or more senior staff as GPAs to support genomic data sharing implementation activities.

Choose the IC that supports your research to find their GPA(s)

Data Access Committee (DAC) Contacts List

NIH Data Access Committees (DACs) review requests to access data in the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP).