NIH Requests Information on Strategies for Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation in order to consider:

      (1) what, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and,

      (2) setting standards for citing shared data and software.

The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found by clicking here. Electronic responses will be accepted through January 19, 2017. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. Comments received, including any personal information, will be posted without change after the close of the comment period to the following website:

Comments may also be mailed to: Office of Science Policy, National Institutes of Health, 6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 750, Bethesda, MD 20892. Mailed comments must be postmarked by January 19, 2017 to be considered.

Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz.

For more information or additional questions, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy, by email at or by telephone at 301-496-9838.