New NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy
NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy (GDS Policy) applies to all NIH-funded research (e.g., grants, contracts, intramural research) that generates large-scale human or non-human genomic data, regardless of the funding level, as well as future use of the data. The policy includes the NIH’s expectations and requirements for the broad sharing of genomic data. The Policy applies to contracts and all grant types, with few exceptions (T-types, K12s, and Fs, for example).
Grants applications and IRB protocols should include details of the required data sharing plan. In general, consent documents should include language that allows for the broad future sharing of genomic data.