NIH has announced a new website on Scientific Data Sharing. Whether you are involved in an NIH-funded project and want to understand which sharing policies apply to your research and how to comply, or you are a researcher looking to access scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories, this site is for you.
NIH has a long-standing commitment to making the research it funds available to the public. This commitment is demonstrated through a variety of sharing policies that function to increase the transparency and availability of scientific data and resources.
NIH policies expect:
- The appropriate sharing of scientific data to be maximized
- Data from large scale genomic studies to be broadly and responsibly shared
- Research tools developed with NIH funding to be made accessible to other researchers
- Unique model organisms to be made available to the scientific community
- Clinical trials to be registered and summary results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov
- Peer-reviewed manuscripts to be publicly available on PubMed Central
The new website will help you navigate these policies, providing you with step-by-step guides, infographics, tools and resources to help you on your way. In the case of clinical trials and public access policies, the site provides a central access point and visibility to these policies, and links out to existing NIH sites for more information.
The NIH is preparing for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, which goes into effect for applications due on or after Jan. 25, 2023.
Additional information from NIH: Introducing NIH’s New Scientific Data Sharing Website
Submitted by Rebecca Hayes, firstname.lastname@example.org.