Share NIH Data

ICPSR is home to more than 1,000 NIH-funded data collections. We can help with the planning and writing of an NIH grant, as well as archiving and disseminating the data collected. ICPSR accepts data that fall within our Collection Development Policy. In addition, ICPSR has developed resources and tools researchers can use when creating an NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan and several of our topical archives and projects offer dedicated support for certain NIH-funded data:  


Resources & Tools for Designating the ICPSR Repository

ICPSR's Template for the NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan:  Template NIH DMS Plan from ICPSR: including information on sharing NIH data with ICPSR + copy-paste language

Budgeting: Get a cost estimate from ICPSR! Download this document and follow the outlined steps to get started on your curation cost estimate. ICPSR will receive notice of your submission and a staff member will contact you directly to provide an estimate. 

Webinars:  Designating ICPSR in your NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan &  Navigating NIH's Data Management & Sharing Policy with ICPSR's NIH-Funded Projects


Additional Guidance for HEAL Researchers

To help ICPSR staff identify your project as a HEAL-funded project, please take the following steps when you are working on your data deposit:

  1. Include your funding source(s) and grant number(s) in your deposit form in the "Funding Sources" field.
  2. Include HEAL as a subject term in your deposit form in the "Subject Terms" field (in the "Scope of Project" section).
  3. Upload a copy of your NIH Data Management and Sharing Plan to your deposit.


Start your deposit


Contact Us

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about a research project that you are planning or carrying out with NIH funding. Contact us at for any questions or concerns.


Don’t Jeopardize Funding!

As of January 25, 2023, National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires all investigators to submit a Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMS Plan) as part of any proposal collecting scientific data. Researchers must comply with the plans; noncompliance may jeopardize future funding decisions! National Science Research Foundation (NSF) requires a Data Management Plan (DMP) for all proposed research, even if no data are collected!

What is a DMS Plan?

A Data Management and Sharing Plan (DMS Plan) is a written plan that describes how scientific data will be managed, shared, and made findable and accessible to future researchers. NIH recommends the DMS Plan be no longer than 2 pages in length.


Updated 12/20/23