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  • Washington Highlights

    NIH Releases Draft Data Sharing Policy for Comment

    Anurupa Dev, Director, Science Policy & Strategy
    Heather Pierce, Senior Director, Science Policy & Regulatory Counsel

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Nov. 6 released a request for public comment on a Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and supplemental draft guidance (on allowable costs and plan elements). As stated in the guide notice, the purpose of the draft policy and guidance is “to promote effective and efficient data management and sharing to further NIH’s commitment to making the results and accomplishments of the research it funds and conducts available to the public.”

    A blog post from NIH Associate Director for Science Policy Carrie Wolinetz, PhD, describes the development of the draft policy and notes that NIH will also be holding a webinar to further engage stakeholders.

    The AAMC previously commented on proposed provisions for this policy and will be submitting a response to the draft policy and supplemental guidance [see Washington Highlights, Dec. 14, 2018].

    Feedback obtained by the agency will be used to develop a final policy to replace the current data sharing policy, which is from 2003. Comments are due to the agency by Jan. 10, 2020.