See the Glossary for more terms.
Note: For genome-wide association studies, also use the Data Sharing for Grants: Genome-Wide Association Studies SOP.
Some links will work for NIAID staff only.
This standard operating procedure (SOP) includes the following sections: Purpose, Procedure, Contacts, and Links.
To require NIH-supported investigators requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year of a grant to share their data with the scientific community.
Applicants must plan to share final research data when submitting any application that requests $500,000 or more in direct costs in any year as well as when responding to some program announcements and requests for applications.
Final research data are the recorded factual materials commonly accepted by the scientific community as necessary to document, support, and validate research findings.
Regardless of the proposed budget level, all applications proposing research that generates large-scale genomic data must include a data-sharing plan. Timing, scope, and conditions of sharing depend on the nature of the research.
If your funding opportunity announcement (FOA) or budget level would require data sharing as described above, follow these steps.
Applicants or grantees with questions should read Communicating With NIAID—How to Get Help.
Contact for NIAID Staff
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Sharing Data questions and answers
What Resources Do You Need to Share? in the Strategy for NIH Funding
Grant Application, Electronic SOP
Program Officer Checklist SOP
Public Access of Publications SOP
Sharing Model Organisms SOP
Trans NIAID Clinical Research Toolkit
SF 424 Application Guide
Submission Guidelines and Templates for Publications in the NIH Guide
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
Last Updated January 21, 2015
Last Reviewed August 15, 2014