The NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy that took effect on January 25, 2023, applies to all NIH-funded research that generates scientific data, regardless of funding mechanism. Compliance with this policy requires submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) with the funding application, outlining the plan for managing, preserving, and sharing project data. On June 5, 2023, the Third Coast CFAR’s BSIS Core offered an online workshop with Sara Gonzales, MS, MLIS, from the Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University, who presented information about the new NIH policy and provided recommendations for creating a compliant DMSP. View the recorded workshop below.
About the Presenter
As the senior data librarian at the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Sara Gonzales develops and delivers training in data management and data cleaning to clinical researchers, support staff, and students at the Feinberg School of Medicine. She’s been actively involved in the development and delivery of data-related classes and workshops through the Galter Library DataLab, a data-focused consultation and training core for the Northwestern campus. Gonzales is chair of the Galter Library’s Digital Initiatives Working Group (DIWG), charged with executing and communicating digital improvements being implemented across the library and related university systems. She is also co-chair of the DIWG’s Metadata Subcommittee.