NIH Data Sharing

DaSL began preparing to support researchers at the Fred Hutch in response to the NIH Data Sharing Policy in fall of 2022. We took comments/feedback on our initial drafts during October and November of 2022 and released draft materials in December of 2022. This page will be the home for our ongoing support materials.

The Fred Hutch Data Science Lab will continue to maintain and periodically update our support materials for investigators developing NIH DMS plans. In an attempt to catch people where they are, we will be creating a home for these materials here and in the Biomedical Data Science Wiki. Keep checking back for updates, as this entire policy and the scientific community’s response to it will likely evolve over 2023 and beyond.

We are always open for feedback, corrections and contributions on our materials from the Fred Hutch community and beyond. If you like these materials and use them, let us know! If you have developed a great plan and want to share it with us, please do! If you have other feed back about our evolving support materials or the guide, we want to hear it. You can contact us by emailing anytime.

In response to this new, expanded scope of data sharing requirements as well as from other funding agencies, the Data Science Lab has begun customizing template text for Fred Hutch investigators. You can learn more about using this free tool on our dmptool SciWiki page.

NIH Data Sharing Guide

The Data Science Lab has also created a guide you can find here that walks you through the process of complying with the new 2023 NIH Data Sharing Policy.

If you take this course and want to give us feedback or would like to learn more about it, you can share your thoughts in the FH Data Slack in the #ask-dasl channel) or you can file an issue on the course’s GitHub repository or email us at

Data House Calls

Fred Hutch staff can always schedule a “Study Planning, Data Sharing and Grants” Data House Call with the Data Science Lab for a quick consultation about your specific project. Grant writers can discuss their plans with a member of DaSL at any time to review draft plans, provide an introduction to our materials, or generally answer questions about support available for data sharing.

DMS Helper App

With support from NHGRI and the AnVIL platform, we have created the DMS Helper App, where you can easily fill in template text and download a data sharing plan.

Other DaSL Resources

We have a set of template materials developed in partnership with Fred Hutch Shared Resources and other groups on campus and investigators that can be a valuable resource when first writing a data sharing plan.