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Data sharing allows data generated from one research study to be used to answer questions beyond the original study. It reinforces open scientific inquiry, encourages diversity of analysis, supports studies on data collection methods and measurement, facilitates the education of new researchers, enables the exploration of topics not envisioned by the initial investigators, and permits the creation of new data sets when data from multiple sources are combined.

Submitting Genomic Data

Submitting genomic research data enables translating research findings into knowledge, products, and procedures that improve human health. NCI supports and complies with all NIH data sharing policies including the NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy, that:

  • promotes broad and robust sharing of human and non-human data from a wide range of genomic research.
  • ensures appropriate protections for research involving human data and oversight of research conduct, data quality, data management, data sharing, and data use.

Researchers submitting genomic data should refer to the data practices, file formats, resources, and processes appropriate for their role.

Sharing Data with an NIH Repository

NCI Intramural researchers should contact the NCI Office of Data Sharing for submission guidelines and instructions.