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Creating an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

This guide presents information on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy taking effect on January 25, 2023, requiring Data Management and Sharing Plans (DMSPs) for all NIH-supported research.

Galter DataLab Consultations

For a consultation on writing a data management and sharing plan, make a request for a DataClinic consultation through the Galter DataLab. The DataClinic employs a primary care model for questions around data management and analysis. We also offer free consultations for researchers with data issues involving:

  • Collection & Management
  • Cleaning & Organization
  • Analysis
  • Visualization
  • Preservation

In addition, any data-related requests can be emailed to Data-focused professionals from Galter Library, Northwestern University Libraries, and Northwestern IT will review the requests sent to this address and forward them to the most appropriate division to respond.