NIH data sharing: a researcher’s guide to compliance and increasing impact

What the event covered

Funding agencies, academic publishers, and scholarly societies are increasingly encouraging researchers to share the data which underpins their research findings. Embracing this growing culture of data sharing, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently issued their Data Management and Sharing (DMS policy), requiring most grantees funded after 23 January 2023 to create and follow a comprehensive plan for how their research data will be managed and shared.

In this webinar, expert speakers discussed key considerations that researchers need to address to comply with the NIH policy whilst maximizing the impact of their data.

The session covered:

  • The key principles of the NIH policy

  • How to write an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan for a grant application

  • Policy compliance and publishing 

  • Publishing options to maximize your data’s impact

  • Available supporting resources, including FASEB DataWorks! Help Desk and repositories list

About the speakers

Matt Cannon is the Head of Open Research at Taylor & Francis. Matt has been working at Taylor & Francis for 15 years in a variety of editorial roles, in both science and social science areas. In 2019 Matt moved to the Open Research team where he sets policies and practices to improve the reproducibility and transparency of research. Matt is a member of the Research Data Alliance and sits on the publisher advisory board of and the Centre for Open Science.

Dr. Rebecca Grant is Head of Data & Software Publishing at F1000, where she supports the development of policy, guidance, and publishing workflows to encourage researchers to share open and FAIR research data. She is co-chair of the STM Association’s Research Data Program Humanities Data Subgroup, and the Research Data Alliance Data policy standardization and implementation Interest Group. She is a qualified Open Data trainer certified by the Open Data Institute. 

Yvette Seger, PhD, is the Deputy Director of the Office of Public Affairs and Director of Science Policy for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), a coalition of 29 scientific societies collectively representing over 130,000 individual biological and biomedical researchers. In these roles, she contributes to the overall strategic vision for the Office of Public Affairs, specifically guiding the efforts of FASEB’s Science Policy Committee and the work of its topical working groups.

Dr. Seger launched her policy career at the National Academies as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Fellow where she worked on a report examining processes for identifying and appointing scientists to key federal advisory positions. After leaving the Academies, Dr. Seger held senior policy positions at the research advocacy group FasterCures, the National Institutes of Health, and Thomson Reuters before joining FASEB in 2013. Dr. Seger holds a PhD in Genetics from Stony Brook University and received a BA in Zoology (Genetics Concentration) and Politics & Government from Ohio Wesleyan University.

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Headshot of Matt Canon, speaker at 'understanding open research' webinar.

Matt Cannon

Head of Open Research at Taylor & Francis Group

Rebecca Grant

Head of Data & Software Publishing at F1000

Yvette Seger

Director of Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

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