Investigators submitting an NIH application seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for data sharing or state why data sharing is not possible.
The NIH policy on data sharing applies:
- to the sharing of final research data for research purposes;
- to basic research, clinical studies, surveys, and other types of research supported by NIH;
- to research that involves human subjects;
- to laboratory research that does not involve human subjects.
In NIH's view, all data should be considered for data sharing. Data should be made as widely and freely available as possible while safeguarding the privacy of participants, and protecting confidential and proprietary data.
Source: NIH Data Sharing Policy: Goals, accessed 6/14/17
For more information on NIH's DMP requirements: