By Ryan Bayha, NIH Office of Science Policy
On November 14th, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI): NOT-OD-17-015 "Strategies for NIH Data Management, Sharing, and Citation" that seeks public comments on:
- What, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and
- Setting standards for citing shared data and software.
The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found on the NIH OSP website. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps.
Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog post, "The What and How of Data Sharing," by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH Associate Director for Science Policy. This post discusses the request for information (RFI) and how it relates to formulating strategies for data management, sharing, and citation. The RFI seeks stakeholder feedback on a number of key considerations, including the types of data that should be shared and the costs and benefits of sharing different types of data.
We invite you to add your voice to the conversation in this important arena by commenting on the blog and by providing responses to the RFI. Submissions are due December 29, 2016.
For more information, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email at SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov or by telephone at 301-496-9838.