Posted September 2, 2022 by Ashley Washburn
Plans are underway to support Nebraska researchers in complying with a significant National Institutes of Health policy change on data management and sharing. The policy will apply to grant and contract applications and other funding agreements submitted on or after Jan. 25, 2023.
A university working group is reviewing the new policy and developing support resources, including educational and training opportunities, and a website that outlines institution-specific information. Principal investigators and their research teams planning to seek NIH support are urged to become familiar with the policy and participate in campus education and training sessions beginning in October. Plans are forthcoming and will be shared directly with PIs, research centers and other units that have recently sought or received NIH funding, as well as through broader campus communication channels such as Research News and Nebraska Today.
The training will cover a range of topics.
- Understanding which types of projects are covered under NIH policy.
- Identifying outlets for data sharing.
- Writing a data management and sharing plan.
- Budgeting for data management and sharing.
The working group includes representatives from the Office of Research and Economic Development, including Sponsored Programs and Research Compliance Services; University Libraries; Information Technology Services; Holland Computing Center; and the Quantitative Life Sciences Initiative.
Additional information about the policy, approved Oct. 29, 2020, is available at NIH.gov. For more information about the working group, contact Liz Lorang, associate dean for research and learning, University Libraries; and Jen Nelson, assistant vice chancellor for research.