In its commitment to making the research it funds available to the public, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new website: NIH Scientific Data Sharing.
On this site, users can find the following information conveyed through step-by-step guides, infographics, and customizable search tools:
- Scientific data from NIH-affiliated repositories.
- Which sharing policies apply to specific types of research.
- How to comply with sharing policies.
This site serves as a central portal to easily search for and access information on NIH-affiliated sharing policies and data repositories. NIH is committed to maximizing the appropriate sharing of scientific data.
There is an easy-to-use decision-making tool to help researchers understand which policies apply to their specific research as well as a tool to help users identify NIH-supported Scientific Data Repositories relevant to their work.
The site is open, and you can now view a 3-minute walk-through of some of the major features. NIH welcomes feedback on the site and will continue to update it with additional resources and training materials, particularly in preparation for the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy going into effect for applications due on or after January 25, 2023.