Sharing Data and How to Select a Data Repository
What do you have to do?
Complete actions included in approved Data Management and Sharing Plan.
Include data management updates in your annual progress report.
Who is responsible for managing and sharing your data?
The entire research time can play a role in managing research data. Data management can be complex and requires early planning, standardized procedures, and clarity of roles for each member of the team. It is important to begin planning for your data before you start collecting data.
When do you share your data?
Data sharing is required upon publication of the findings in a peer-reviewed journal OR the end of the grant whichever happens first.
Where should you share your data?
For most grants, NIH does not require a specific repository for data sharing. The chart below outlines the various types of data repositories. For more information on what to look for when selecting a repository for your data we recommend reviewing NIH Supplemental Information: Selecting a Repository for Data Resulting from NIH-Supported Research.
|Institutional data repository
|SHARE@Children's Mercy - Children's Mercy Kansas City's institutional data repository
Dryad - a STEM data repository
Qualitative Data Repository - a qualitive repository with restricted access options
|Comparison Chart created out of an NIH workshop outlining the attributes of top generalist repositories
|NIH Supported Repositories - a list of NIH supported repositories focused on health data