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Working on your Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan?

Check out the NIH expanded selection of sample DMS Plans for inspiration!

We have made these sample DMS Plans available for educational purposes only. Note that these samples are not intended to be used as templates and their use does not guarantee approval by NIH.

The various sample DMS Plans may reflect additional expectations established by NIH or specific NIH Institutes, Centers, or Offices that go beyond the DMS Policy. Applicants will need to ensure that their Plan reflects any additional, applicable expectations (including from NIH policies and any ICO- or program-specific expectations as stated in the funding opportunity announcement).

For more guidance, see the Writing a Data Management & Sharing Plan page on the NIH Scientific Data Sharing site.