NIH Seeks Input on Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

The National Institute of Health (NIH) is seeking comments on data management and sharing strategies and priorities to assist it in: (1) establishing policy in managing and making publicly available digital scientific data generated by NIH-supported research, and (2) setting standards for citing shared data and software. Topics of interest cited in the Request for Information, Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation (NOT-OD-17-015), include: “the highest-priority types of data to be shared and value in sharing such data; the length of time the data should be made available for secondary research purposes, the appropriate means of maintaining and sustaining such data, and the long-term resource implications; and barriers (and burdens or costs to data stewardship and sharing, and mechanisms to overcome these barriers.” Comments are due December 29, 2016.

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