All National Institutes of Healty (NIH) applications submitted after January 25, 2023 will need to comply with the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. This policy requires researchers to plan for how data will be preserved and shared.
This policy extends the previous requirements for a Data Management Plan (DMP) to describing how data that are collected will be preserved and shared. So at the time of the grant application it’s important for researchers to consider which data will be collected and where they will be deposited.
Data Management and Sharing Plan format page (draft of July 2022) - This form shows fields to be filled to provide the required information.
access Vanderbilt’s DMPtool - In the Sign in/Sign up field, use your Vanderbilt institutional email address. This will direct you to a Vanderbilt single sign-on (SSN). For a guided walk-through to create an NIH plan, click
Create Plan, type and select
National Institutes of Health in the primary funding organization box. That will bring up a dropdown list of templates appropriate for NIH. Select
NIH DSMP from the list, then click
Create plan. The components of the plan will appear in the
Write Plan tab once the project is created. Each section has an example answer that you can use as a template.
Select a repository for your data according to these priorities:
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