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Frequently Asked Questions about Sharing Data from NHLBI Funded Studies
Where can I find basic information on data sharing?
What is the data sharing policy?
NIH requires researchers requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in a year to include a plan to share their final research data in their applications or proposals or explain why data sharing is not possible.
NIH's genome-wide association studies (GWAS) policy is part of this requirement; however for GWAS, you need to share the data regardless of the proposed budget. See NIH GWAS Page
NHLBI encourages all applicants to include a plan to address data sharing.
Must all applicants and offerors include a plan for sharing data?
No. The NIH requires applicants/offerors requesting $500,000 or more in direct costs in any given year to submit a plan to share their final research data. The NHLBI however, encourages all applicants to include a plan to address data sharing or to state why data sharing is not possible.
Am I required to submit share my data in BioLINCC, the NHLBI data repository?
NHLBI strongly encourages applicants/offerors to share data in BioLINCC and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Database (e.g. dbGAP, dbSNP, etc.) as appropriate.
What are the submission requirements for sharing data in BioLINCC?
Data sets stored in the NHLBI data repository have the following data set submission requirements and release schedule:
For additional questions the Office of Extramural page: Frequently Asked Questions about Data Sharing
For questions and/or concerns regarding the content of this page, please contact the Clinical Research Policy Manager
Last Updated: April 2011