The University of South Dakota is a participating institution in the DMPTool. Use your USD email to create an account and/or login. This allows you to request feedback on your plan, which automatically notifies DSRS. When you request feedback, someone from DSRS will contact you within 1-3 business days about your DMP.
NIH requires researchers to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMS Plan) with grant applications submitted on or after January 25, 2023. This policy applies to all research, funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH, that results in the generation of scientific data.
NIH strongly encourages the use of established repositories to the extent possible for preserving and sharing scientific data.
Once a grant has been awarded, the DMS Plan becomes part of the award's terms and conditions. NIH expects researchers and institutions to implement data management and sharing practices as described in their approved Plan. Compliance with the DMS Plan, including any updates, may be reviewed during regular reporting intervals.
A DMS Plan should include the following elements:
General advice for writing a DMS Plan:
The new DMS Policy allows researchers to budget for data management and sharing activities. Reasonable costs may be included in NIH budget requests for:
Costs must be incurred during the performance period.
The Library of Congress has published a Recommended Formats Statement that discusses this topic at length.