NIH requests that all extramural applicants seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any one year provide a data-sharing plan in their applications. Researchers submitting grant, cooperative, or contract applications will be required to include a data sharing plan or an explanation of why data sharing is not possible.
Data sharing plans or an explanation should be addressed in a brief paragraph placed after the research plan. The precise content of the data sharing plan will vary depending on the data being collected. The following may be included: