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Upcoming NIH Data Sharing Policy Change

August 11, 2022 - 2:45pm by Kaitlin Throgmorton

On January 25, 2023, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will update its Data Management and Sharing Policy to further accelerate biomedical research discovery through scientific data sharing.

The policy includes two main requirements:

  • submission of a data management and sharing plan
  • agreement to comply with that plan, including sharing and preserving data for the long-term

Though the policy builds on the NIH’s initial 2003 policy, one significant change is that the new policy will apply to all funded research, not just projects with large awards.

The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library welcomes this new policy and supports its emphasis on translating research results into accessible knowledge on human health. To receive assistance with research data management, specifically help in writing a data management plan, please contact Kaitlin Throgmorton, data librarian for the health sciences, at kaitlin.throgmorton@yale.edu


  • The policy goes into effect for applications received on or after January 25, 2023.
  • Complying with the policy is required for all NIH-funded research, including awards under $500,000
  • Data management plans must be submitted with NIH applications. There are also additional components to be included.
  • Researchers are expected to share their data when appropriate.
  • The NIH has launched a new website to support the policy.