Learn About NIAID's Genomic Data Sharing Policy

If your NIAID-funded research will generate large-scale human or non-human genomic data, check out our new guidance on NIAID Implementation of NIH's Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy.

The NIH Genomic Data Sharing policy has been in effect for two years, but be aware that NIAID's expectation for your GDS goes beyond the NIH expectation with these bolded points:

Both large-scale human and non-human genomic data will follow the NIH guidelines and be released no later than six months after initial data submission begins or at the time of acceptance of publication, whichever comes first, to unrestricted- or controlled-access data repositories for rapid public access.

Visit the NIAID Genomic Data Sharing page for in-depth coverage of when the policy applies, data submission and release, sample data sharing plans and templates, informed consent for sharing data from human samples, institutional certification, exceptions, and contact information.

You should also get advice from your program officer on the GDS policy, developing your application, and preparing a GDS plan as part of your Resource Sharing Plan. When you apply, be sure to include a note in your cover letter to indicate that your project will generate large-scale genomic data.

Content last reviewed on December 6, 2017

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