Today, in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts<https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-015.html>, NIH published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation in order to consider:
(1) what, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and,
(2) 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<http://osp.od.nih.gov/content/nih-request-information-strategies-nih-data-management-sharing-and-citation>. 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<http://osp.od.nih.gov/under-the-poliscope/2016/11/what-and-how-data-sharing> published today by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH Associate Director for Science Policy.
For more information, please contact the NIH Office of Science Policy by email atSciencePolicy@od.nih.gov<mailto:SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov> or by telephone at 301-496-9838.