NIH officers to demystify new Data Management and Sharing Policy at online UChicago Library panel discussion

Three National Institutes of Health (NIH) officers will shed light on the new NIH Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Policy on February 16 at 2 p.m. at a virtual panel discussion hosted by the University of Chicago Library. The new Policy comes into effect on January 25 and requires grant applicants to submit a DMS plan with their proposals if their research will generate scientific data.

The three panelists are:

  • Cindy Danielson, Associate Director, Systems Integration, Office of Research Reporting and Analysis, NIH Office of Extramural Research. Danielson supports the management of reporting tools used for program management and analysis, and coordinates DMS policy implementation plans.
  • Lisa Federer, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives, National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH. Federer serves as the principal advisor to the NLM Director on the Library’s strategic directions, including open science, analysis, evaluation, and reporting on NLM programs and activities.
  • Ellen Wann, Team Lead, Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division, NIH Office of Science Policy. Over the past four years, Wann has focused on DMS Policy issues, software sharing best practices, public private partnerships, consultation with American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes, and scientific collection policy areas.

The panelists will discuss planning for DMS, content of the DMS plan, and compliance with an approved DMS plan. The discussion will be followed by a Q and A. This event will be moderated by Cecilia Smith, Director of Digital Scholarship at the UChicago Library. Registration is now open.

Headshots of Cindy Danielson, Lisa Federer, and Ellen Wann.
Speakers from the NIH: (left) Cindy Danielson is Associate Director, Systems Integration in the Office of Research Reporting and Analysis; (center) Lisa Federer is the Acting Director of the National Library of Medicine’s Office of Strategic Initiatives; (right) Ellen Wann is a health science policy analyst and team lead in the Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division of the Office of Science Policy at NIH.

“Research funders across the world are increasing their requirements for open access and research data management,” says Torsten Reimer, University Librarian and Dean of the University Library. “The Library is delighted to provide UChicago researchers with this opportunity to learn more about the new Policy and ask NIH officers questions.”

The UChicago Library has set up an email alias in collaboration with the Research Computing Center and the University Research Administration to field inquiries about the NIH DMS Policy from the UChicago community. Additionally, the Library maintains a webpage about relevant resources and services.

This virtual panel discussion will be captioned and recorded. To request other accommodations, please contact the Center for Digital Scholarship at the UChicago Library as soon as possible.

Photo of Cecilia Smith
Cecilia Smith is the Director of Digital Scholarship at the University of Chicago Library. She leads the Center for Digital Scholarship to support open access scholarship, research data management, and digital collections.