The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 29th, 2014
Scientists who use government money to conduct genomic research will
now be required to quickly share the data they gather under a policy
announced on Wednesday by the National Institutes of Health.
The data-sharing policy,
which will take effect with grants awarded in January, will give
agency-financed researchers six months to load any genomic data they
collect—from human or nonhuman subjects—into a government-established
database or a recognized alternative.
NIH officials described the move as the latest in a series of efforts
by the federal government to improve the efficiency of
taxpayer-financed research by ensuring that scientific findings are
shared as widely as possible.