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NIH 2023 Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy

1. Consult your funding requirements

For some programs and types of data, NIH and/or Institute, Center, Office (ICO) policy(ies) and Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) identify particular data repositories (or sets of repositories) to be used to preserve and share data. 

For data generated from research subject to such policies or funded under such FOAs, researchers should use the designated data repository(ies).

2. Check list of NIH-supported repositories (by institutes and centers)

For data generated from research for which no data repository is specified by NIH, researchers are encouraged to select a data repository that is appropriate for the data generated from the research project. Primary consideration should be given to data repositories that are discipline or data-type specific to support effective data discovery and reuse.

Check the below list next:

3. Look for an existing domain repository beyond the NIH list

If you are not required to use a particular repository and you don't see an appropriate one on the NIH list as described above, use the below directories of repositories to identify discipline-specific repositories beyond the NIH list:

You can also ask your colleagues or professional organizations to see if there are established domain repositories where your data can live with other similar research data.

4. Utilize a generalist repository

If you are not required to use a particular repository, you don't see an appropriate one on the NIH list, and "if no appropriate discipline or data-type specific repository is available, researchers should consider a variety of other potentially suitable data sharing options."

Generalist repositories accept data regardless of data type, format, content, or disciplinary focus. There are a variety of reputable and reliable options:

Additional options: