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NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing: Writing Your Plan

Provides information on the NIH policy updates for data management plans and sharing, effective January 25, 2023. Lack of compliance can lead to a delay in receipt of funds.

Checklist for Researchers

Items to Consider

  • Utilize DMPTool Templates! ​


  • Determine the scope of your project​

    • What data type(s), materials, file types, storage space​

  • Remember to describe your data in a way that follows FAIRness principles ​

    • Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Replicable​

  • Data Storage ​

  • Methods for sharing​

    • ECU Dataverse and Open Science Framework

Building Your Metadata

Elements of a DMS Plan

Elements of a DMS Plan