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Grants and Funding: Extramural Programs (EP)

Data Sharing Plan Requirements

Data sharing is essential for expedited translation of research results into knowledge, products and procedures to improve human health. It is NIH policy that any investigator submitting a grant application seeking direct costs of $500,000 or more in any single year is expected to include a plan to address data sharing in the application or state why data sharing is not possible. The applicant is expected to contact an NLM program officer prior to submission, to seek agreement to accept assignment of the application.

The following links highlight NIH policy and related guidance on sharing of research data developed with NIH funding.

All NLM grant applicants, regardless of the direct cost amount of their applications, are strongly encouraged to include a plan to address data sharing, or to state why data sharing is not possible.