In early November, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a draft policy that will require all investigators with NIH funding to make their data sets available to colleagues.
For the first time, grantees holding any NIH-funded grant – not just those above a $500,000 threshold in direct costs (2003 policy) – will need to submit a detailed plan for sharing data, including steps to protect the privacy of research subjects. The data sharing plan will not be part of peer review, but if an investigator does not follow through and share their data, they “may not receive additional funding.”
NIH will collect comments through 10 January 2020 and hopes to finalize the new rules in 2020.
Source : Science