IU School of Medicine researchers are now at 100 percent compliance with data management plans (DMPs) for 2022. This compliance, an annual schoolwide initiative, started last year to prepare researchers for an upcoming National Institutes of Health (NIH) requirement.
“This has been a huge undertaking and I am grateful to everyone who contributed, including Beth Whipple, who serves as assistant director of research and translational sciences, and her team,” said Tatiana Foroud, PhD, executive associate dean for research affairs at IU School of Medicine. “Beth spearheaded the effort to collect our 826 DMPs and has continued to follow up to make sure each DMP could be accounted for appropriately.”
This year's complete compliance is even more impressive because there were significantly more individual DMPs that needed to be completed—826 in 2022 compared to 686 in 2021. Those numbers are another indicator of an upward trend in unique research projects at IU School of Medicine.
DMPs must be included as part of NIH grant submissions after January 25, 2023. DMPs will continue to be required at IU School of Medicine moving forward.