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Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy (NIH Informational Webinar, 11/7/2018)

Posted: 11/2/2018 (Local Events)

The NIH is requesting information from researchers and interested others relating to its development of a policy on Data Management and Sharing. There is no draft policy as yet. Rather, the NIH is soliciting input on the definition of Data, policy requirements and implementation timing. The announcement below provides a link to the official notice, references some of the sources of information NIH is consulting as it moves to draft a policy, and announces an informational webinar to be held on November 7.  Anyone who wishes to submit information may do so, as instructed in the official notice, by December 10, 2018.


Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy for NIH Funded or Supported Research

On October 10, 2018, the NIH released a notice in its Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing.  Comments will be accepted until December 10, 2018.  The feedback we obtain will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development.  NIH will also host an informational public webinar regarding this request for information on November 7, 2018.  A link to the webinar registration can be found below.


Respondents are free to address any or all of the topics listed below, or any other relevant topic for NIH to consider.  Respondents should not feel compelled to address all items.

Section I The definition of Scientific Data
Section II The requirements for Data Management and Sharing Plans
Section III The optimal timing, including possible phased adoption, for NIH to consider in implementing various parts of a new data management and sharing policy and how possible phasing could relate to needed improvements in data infrastructure, resources, and standards

NIH will consider all public comments before taking any next steps. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response.  Comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change to here.  Comments may also be mailed to: Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-9838.

To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by: December 10, 2018 11:59:59 PM EDT.

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Location: Webinar