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Research Data

A guide for locating, managing, and sharing research data.

Research Data & Scholarly Communications Lead

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Jess Newman
Assistant Professor
Research Data & Scholarly Communications Lead
UTHSC Health Sciences Library
Lamar Alexander Building
877 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163

DMSP Overview

*NEW* Revised NIH Policy on Data Management and Sharing Effective January 25, 2023

In an effort to advance rigorous and reproducible research and promote public trust in research, the NIH is implementing a revision to the 2013 Data Sharing Policy.

  • Requires submission of Data Management and Sharing Plan for all NIH-funded research (how/where/when) (Learn More)
    • What: Scientific data - "Recorded factual material ... of sufficient quality to validate and replicate research findings, regardless of whether the data are used to support scholarly publications." Does not include things materials like lab notebooks, preliminary analyses, case report forms, physical specimens.
    • When: Data must be shared no later than publication or end of award (for data underlying findings not published in peer-reviewed journals).
  • Compliance with the ICO-approved Plan (may affect future funding)
  • Replaces 2003 Data Sharing Policy


Questions about the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy?

Contact Jess Newman McDonald, Research Data and Scholarly Communications Lead, for assistance with data management plans, selecting a repository to deposit your data, and more.

Ask us about the NIH DMSP!

Also, check out the NIH FAQs about the policy here.