How Do I include a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMS Plan) in NIH Proposal Applications?

The DMS Plan should be included on:

  • PHS 398 Research Plan Form, field #11 or
  • PHS 398 Career Development Award Supplemental Form, field #17

The DMS Plan should be:

  • two pages or less in length
  • in PDF format
  • have a Title length of no more than 50 characters (including the ‘.PDF'). 

The following Elements are to be included:

  1. Data Type
  2. Related Tools, Software and/or Code
  3. Standards
  4. Data Preservation, Access, and Associated Timelines
  5. Access, Distribution, or Reuse Considerations
  6. Oversight of Data Management and Sharing