You are Invited to Participate in a Pilot of Data Management and Sharing Plan Templates – NIH Extramural Nexus
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"The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) is an association of federal agencies, research policy organizations and academic research institutions with the mission of streamlining the administration of federally sponsored research and create resources that are available to the research enterprise. We have work closely with them over the years on various activities, including efforts to implement our Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy that went into effect in January. Since March, we have engaged with FDP to pilot test two DMS plan templates. These templates were developed in close collaboration with staff and leadership from offices across NIH, and we seek your input on them.
The feedback obtained in this phase will inform possible revisions to the current NIH DMS Plan format page. Our aim is to encourage greater consistency in DMS Plan requirements across NIH Institutes and Centers and mitigate the administrative burden associated with DMS Plan development and implementation for researchers. While the pilot was initially planned to last at least two years, we anticipate that it may continue beyond that, as we continue to learn more as the community and NIH gain more experience with the DMS policy. The policy requires a DMS Plan for all NIH-funded research.
The templates being piloted, available on the FDP website, include:
- Option 1 (Alpha version): a prescriptive template designed to limit the need for free text entry.
- Option 2 (Bravo version): a template that aims to provide detailed prompts as well as more options to include free text responses as necessary.
- Please note that applicants can also use the NIH DMS Plan format page."