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Creating an NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan

This guide presents information on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, which requires submission of a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMSP) 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.