Implementation of the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing

Today, January 25, 2023, marks the implementation date for the NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing (DMS Policy).  As such, for all applicable research, researchers will be required to submit a plan for outlining how scientific data and accompanying metadata will be managed and shared.

NIH will continue to work with the community to ensure the policy achieves our shared goal of accelerating biomedical research discovery. Please check out our resources, such as archived webinars and sample Data Management and Sharing Plans, available at

Dr. Lawrence Tabak has issued an NIH Director’s Statement to mark this day.  Dr. Tabak’s statement can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or [email protected]. You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP 

Upcoming Meeting of the NSABB

On January 27, 2023, NIH will be hosting a virtual meeting of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB).  This meeting will feature a discussion of the draft report of the NSABB Working Groups to Review and Evaluate the U.S. Government Potential Pandemic Pathogen Care and Oversight (PC3O) and Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Policies, which was prepared in response to the charge given by the NIH Director at the February 2022 NSABB meeting   

A draft agenda and information on how to provide comments can be found on the NSABB meeting page of the OSP Website. The report from the NSABB Working Groups will also be posted to the meeting page prior to the meeting.   

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]. You can also follow us on Twitter: @NIH_OSP

OSP Now Accepting Applications for Inaugural Summer Internship Program 

What are your plans for the summer? What about spending the summer at OSP building your science policy skills? If this sounds interesting, the OSP Summer Internship Program might be right for you. 

This virtual internship program will take place over the course of 8-12 weeks beginning in late May/early June 2023 and ending in August 2023.  Applications must be received no later than January 31, 2023, by 11:59 PM ET.   

To learn more about the available internship positions, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, please visit:

Questions may be sent to [email protected].  You can also follow us on Twitter @NIH_OSP