January 25, 2022

Research Data: NIH Publishes Request For Information (RFI) on Strategies for Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

From the National Institutes of Health Office of Science Policy (via NIH Input|Output Forum):

On November 14th, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI): NOT-OD-17-015 “Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation” that seeks public comments on:

  1. What, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and
  2. Setting standards for citing shared data and software.

NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps.

Submissions are due by December 29, 2016.

From a NIH Under the Poliscope Blog Post
by Carrie D. Wolinetz, Ph.D, Associate Director for Science Policy, NIH:

Consistent with federal initiatives promoting open data and open science, NIH continues to be committed to ensuring that, to the maximum extent possible, the results of federally-funded scientific research are made publicly to support reuse, reproducibility and discovery. In order to move forward with ongoing commitments to the data sharing enterprise, we are considering priorities for data management and sharing and how to expand upon existing data sharing policies, such as our 2003 Data Sharing Policy. However, we recognize that many factors must be considered when determining what, when, and how data should be managed and shared including, for example, the purpose for sharing, supporting data re-use and reproducibility, maturity of the science, the infrastructure uniqueness of the data, and ethical considerations.


We need to hear from data users, data generators, and data scientists. By assisting us in this request for information, you can help ensure that NIH has the most robust set of information on hand when making future decisions in this important arena.

Direct to RFI (NOT-OD-17-015): Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation
Response Date:  December 29, 2016

See Also:  RFI: National Library of Medicine Requests Stakeholder Input For Strategic Planning Process (November 9, 2016)

See Also: Request for Information (RFI): Metrics to Assess Value of Biomedical Digital Repositories

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