Available Until 10/24/2025

NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy Immersion Workshop*

For more information or to schedule this course, please contact the NNLM Training Office at nto@utah.edu . 

The NNLM National Center for Data Services is hosting this all-day workshop to provide an extensive look at the upcoming NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan Requirements (effective January 25, 2023). This workshop is intended for those without much experience working in research data management and will provide an overview of the NIH policy, research data management basics, and related resources.

Resource URL: [Pending] 

This course is an approved elective for the Level I Data Services Specialization.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this Immersion Workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Communicate the NIH DMSP policy in language that researchers, fellow librarians, or leadership at your institution will understand.

  • Provide guidance for researchers on how to approach each section of a DMSP.

  • Provide a general critique of a DMSP written by a researcher.


These are the sections of the class:

  1. NIH DMSP Policy Overview – components of the policy

  2. Potential Library Roles – what libraries are doing to prepare

  3. Research Data Management Basics – what is data, data lifecycle, and how it related to the NIH policy

  4. Data Types – identifying them, preserving and sharing, metadata and documentation

  5. Activity – discussion of example data management plan

  6. Data Standards – common data elements, repository standards

  7. Data Access & Preservation – repositories and data retention policies

  8. Data Distribution & Reuse

  9. Data Tools, Software, and Code

  10. Oversight of Data Management and Sharing

  11. Activity – critique a data management plan

  12. Talking to Researchers about Data

  13. Additional Resources – online guides, DMPTool, rubrics, etc.

MLA CE Credits: 6