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New Policy for Data Management and Sharing

NIH has released the Final NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing which requires NIH funded researchers to prospectively submit a plan outlining how scientific data will be managed and shared. The Policy reinforces NIH’s continued commitment to make biomedical research findings broadly available, and reflects the Agency’s view that responsible data management and sharing advances science and benefits the public. This will replace the 2003 NIH Data Sharing Policy.
NIH will continue to engage the community to support the change and implementation of this new Policy, which will take effect on January 25, 2023.
For more information, please read an NIH Director’s statement by Dr. Francis Collins as well as an “Under the Poliscope” blog by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz: 

NIH Virtual Seminars Last Month

From Open Mike:
Did you miss the 2020 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration?

Not to worry, the entire conference is still available to you on the event platform until Nov 19!
The only thing missing is the immediate access to staff that the “live” event offered. Recordings of the presentations and related materials, as well as a plethora of resources from the Institute and Center Exhibit Hall booths await your exploration.

How to access seminar materials:

  • Step 1: Register for the seminar if you have not already done so.
  • Step 2: Log-in with the email address you used to register.
  • Step 3: Explore!

Season Days Listing and Proposal Submission Deadlines!

* Plan for deadlines that fall on or around season days!

As granted by the university, some offices including ORSP will have additional season days of November 25 and December 23 & 24ORSP will be closed on these dates (in addition to the standard days). 

As these days approach, we want you to be prepared. 

Know the deadline scenarios.

Regardless of whether your campus or school/college/institute is open, these season days will impact internal proposal submission deadlines and whether your proposal receives a Full Review, a Limited Review, or is At Risk.

A proposal is due to the Sponsor on Monday, November 30 at 5:00 p.m.

  • For a Full Review, that proposal is now due to ORSP by Thursday, November 19 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • For a Limited Review, that proposal is now due to ORSP by Tuesday, November 24, at 9:00 a.m.
  • Anything after that and the proposal is at risk and may not be submitted. 

See below for more resources on the proposal submission deadline policy and these definitions.

Make arrangements with your PR now.

Make arrangements now with your designated project representative for any items you will be sending to ORSP to ensure ample time for processing. Remember that we may be working with limited staff as we approach these season days and that many sponsors' offices also have limited staff and closings during this season.  

Know the ORSP and central office closing dates.

We will provide updates to this at

The eResearch Proposal Management (eRPM) system calculator will be updated on the morning of November 17, 2020. (Look for a RAPid eRPM update next Tuesday morning.) Until then, please be sure to add in extra lead time for these season days when calculating your deadlines.  
Dates and Times Office Closed or with Limited Hours
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, November 26, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Friday, November 27, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Wednesday, December 23, 2020  U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, December 24, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Friday, December 25, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Monday, December 28, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Thursday, December 31, 2020 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed
Friday, January 1, 2021 U-M ORSP and Central Campus Closed


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