In the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts, NIH recently published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation in order to consider:
- what, when, and how data should be managed and shared; and
- setting standards for citing shared data and software.
The complete RFI, as well as instructions on how to comment, can be found on the NIH OSP website. NIH will consider all public comments before taking next steps.
Additional information about the importance of this RFI can be found in an “Under the Poliscope” blog published by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz, NIH Associate Director for Science Policy.