Investigators submitting an NIH application seeking $500,000 or more in direct costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for data sharing or state why data sharing is not possible. General information about the NIH data sharing policy is available at https://grants.nih.gov/policy/sharing.htm.
An additional NIH data sharing policy specific to genome-wide association studies has been in effect since 2007 (see https://osp.od.nih.gov/scientific-sharing/genomic-data-sharing/ and a related fact sheet with policy updates was released on August 28, 2008 (see https://osp.od.nih.gov/scientific-sharing/genomic-data-sharing-faqs/).
For more information on all NIH Data Sharing policies, please see the following spreadsheet https://www.nlm.nih.gov/NIHbmic/nih_data_sharing_policies.html.
- NIDA requires data for all NIDA-funded human genetics studies to be available for sharing, independent of direct costs, membership in the NIDA Genetics Consortium, or the type of genetics data generated, as outlined in Answers 9-13 of the FAQ at www.drugabuse.gov/researchers/research-resources/genetics-research-resources/frequently-asked-questions-about-nida-ge
- If a data sharing plan was not included in the application, a program official will request one prior to the notice of award
NIDA Harmonization for Human Studies
- NIDA developed a series of core elements for assessing and harmonizing demographic information and substance use history for genetic studies. The core elements can be accessed here. NIDA strongly encourages all applicants to discuss how these core elements are addressed in their data sharing plan by either assessing them directly or indirectly by proxy measures. Other measures can be found in the PhenX Substance Abuse and Addiction Project.