NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Implementation


 TO:                         Research Administrators
 FROM:                  J. Martin Scholtz, Vice President for Research
 RE:                          NIH  Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy Implementation
 DATE:                    August 22, 2022

The National Institutes of Health recently announced implementation guidance for its new Data Management & Sharing (DMS) Policy (, which requires researchers to prospectively plan for how scientific data will be preserved and shared through submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan. (See Implementation Details for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy at   

An NIH DMS Working Group has been preparing for implementing the policy at UI and will host a webinar to present an overview of the DMS policy and answer questions researchers may have about complying with DMS requirements for NIH grant applications with receipt dates on or after January 25, 2023.  We encourage you to participate in this important campus conversation:

NIH DMS Webinar
August 30, 2022, 1:15 – 2:00 p.m.

  • Brief presentation (~20 minutes) on the NIH DMS policy requirements and UI offices that can assist with implementation.
  • Open for questions from campus.

Registration link:

Representatives from the Division of Sponsored Programs, UI Libraries, the Human Subjects Office, ITS Research Data Services, IT Security, and the Data Governance Task Force will be available to answer questions at the webinar.  The Working Group has also developed a linked Reference Guide ( and the NIH Data Management and Sharing website ( to provide implementation guidance to campus.  If you have questions regarding the policy or plans for implementation, please do not hesitate to contact the offices listed above.

Publish Date: 

Tuesday, August 23, 2022