New policy asks NIH-funded researchers to share data, make data FAIR

Read the full story in Environmental Factor.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a new Data Management and Sharing Policy that requires all NIH-funded researchers to create, implement, and report an NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan. The new policy, which went into effect on Jan. 25, seeks to ensure that taxpayer-funded research is made publicly available. The DMS Plan features six elements that will help move government research data toward FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) principles.

To aid researchers in the environmental health sciences with the new mandate, the NIEHS Environmental Health Language Collaborative (EHLC) hosted three half-day workshops titled “Sharing Your Environmental Health Sciences Data: Metadata, Standards, and Tools.”

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