NIH Releases Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy
From the NIH Office of Science Policy Blog:
Around this time last year, I wrote about a request for information (RFI) on potential key elements that could comprise a future NIH data management and sharing policy. Not surprisingly, we received a lot of helpful feedback. Most commenters supported data sharing and the importance of prospectively planning for where, when, and how scientific data should be managed and shared. There were, however, concerns about how one policy could fit all sizes and types of data across the biomedical research universe as well as potential burden on the research community.
Over the course of the last year, NIH has been incorporating many of these suggestions into our thinking and continuing to engage the community on their thoughts about data management and sharing. We’ve also been working with sovereign Tribal Nations through consultation sessions held across the U.S which have been vital in shaping NIH”s perspective on the potentially unique data sharing needs of those communities.
Today, NIH has released for public comment in the Federal Register a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing along with supplement draft guidance. The draft policy furthers NIH longstanding commitment to making available the results and products of the research we fund and conduct.
To facilitate public comments, NIH has established a web-portal where folks can easily and securely provide their feedback. The portal can be accessed by clicking here. To ensure that your comments are considered, responses must be submitted no later than January 10, 2020.
Learn More, Read the Complete Blog Post
Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance (November 2019)
- Share Your Comments with NIH
- Under the Poliscope: NIH’s DRAFT Data Management and Sharing Policy: We Need to Hear From You!
- Engaging Tribal Nations
- Federal Register Notice
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