Illinois researchers explore NIH's new Data Management and Sharing Policy

10/18/2022 1:14:07 PM Hannah Wirth

Data sharing accelerates research and discovery, enhances rigor and reproducibility, and is increasingly required by funders. As NIH brings in a new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy, you may be wondering what these changes mean for you, your research, and your data.

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI) BERD and Research Development cores, in partnership with the Research Data Service, recently hosted an info session, "What does the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy mean for you?." The event attracted researchers from more than 40 departments and nine colleges across the Illinois campus. Presentation slides and a video recording are now available.

The event began with opening remarks from IHSI Interim Director Stephen Boppart. “As we recognize that team science and interdisciplinary research has superseded that lone investigator in accomplishing some of these larger challenges and questions that we’re trying to answer, there really is a certain power in facilitation that comes from data curation and sharing,” said Dr. Boppart. “This idea of data management and sharing is really a central way for researchers and groups to come together in new collaborative and interdisciplinary ways." 

The webinar featured discussion of this new policy, the expectations of NIH, who the new DMS policy applies to, and resources available on campus to support your data management and sharing needs with presentations by Research Data Librarian Sandi Caldrone, the Privacy Office, Research IT, and HPCBio. Presentations were followed by a conversation and Q&A with all speakers.

More to come

The 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy goes into effect on January 25, 2023. IHSI will continue to monitor the policy and announce any news about it in the coming months. Subscribe to the IHSI newsletter for monthly updates and announcements.

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The IHSI BERD core offers expert biostatistical consulting and analysis services in support of health-related research. The BERD team helps researchers design studies and enhance data collection, management, and analysis for health-related research projects throughout the project lifespan. Please contact the BERD team at with questions or to discuss your research project needs.

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Additional campus resources & contacts

University Library Research Data Service |
Research IT | Amy Hovious or Chris Larrison
Privacy Office | Sheena Bishop
HPCBioChris Fields