FDP Data Management & Sharing Pilot

It has been several months since NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy went into effect. As a brief reminder, the new policy requires that investigators who are applying to NIH for funding submit a Data Management & Sharing (DMS) plan if their grant will produce scientific data. The DMS plan will describe the type and format of data that will be collected or produced and how it will be shared and preserved.

Researchers at Duke have an opportunity to participate in a pilot for NIH DMS Plan templates and provide valuable feedback to NIH. If you will be preparing a DMS plan for an upcoming proposal, consider using one of the two available templates. Please see the myRESEARCHpath Webpage for more details.

These templates were created by the Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP), a government-university collaboration that works to reduce the administrative burden of research grants. The goal of this initiative is to evaluate the effectiveness and usability of these two templates which were developed to make sure your DMS plan is not missing any required information. For more information on the FDP NIH DMS pilot, please visit the FDP Website.

As an added incentive for your participation, you will be entered into a raffle for a Monuts Donuts breakfast for your research group!!

If you have questions about this pilot or the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, please email researchdata@duke.edu or reach out to Lesley Skalla.