Starting January 25, 2023: Are you ready for the New NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing?

Key Things to Know

What does it mean? Beginning January 25, 2023, ALL grant applications or renewals that generate Scientific Data must include a robust and detailed plan for managing and sharing data during the entire funded period.

Why does it matter? To bolster research rigor and reproducibility, accelerate discovery, provide access to high-value datasets, promote data reuse, and expedite translational science.

What are the requirements? Information on data storage, access policies/procedures, preservation, metadata standards, and distribution approaches. You must provide this information in a data management and sharing plan (DMSP).

What are UT Health San Antonio processes and resources? All UT Health SA faculty can now obtain assistance with reviewing or writing a data management and sharing (DMS) plan by contacting the no-cost Data Management & Sharing consultation service provided by the Clinical Research Informatics division.  Either email ( or complete the online request form at

To have a successful NIH DMSP you need to know: