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Frequently-Asked Questions

What are some things to know about budgeting for the NIH data management and storage requirements at the UW?

NIH is not providing additional funds to budget for Data Management and Sharing. NIH has created guidelines related to planning and budgeting for data management and sharing that may be useful to review.

All allowable costs submitted in budget requests must be incurred during the performance period, even for scientific data and metadata preserved and shared beyond the award period. According to NIH, for instance, if a DMS plan proposes preserving and sharing scientific data for 10 years in an established repository with a deposition fee, the cost for the entire 10-year period must be paid before the end of the period of performance.

In addition to the NIH guidelines created to detail budgeting for data management and sharing, UW Libraries has several useful resources guides to consider, including Retaining, Sharing and Archiving Data that includes best practices that may help reduce costs for long term storage and archiving.

In general,  for large scale data needs, UW Information Technology (UW-IT) offers large scale storage services, compute services (managed physical and virtual servers), and related infrastructure and platform services, through a combination of on-campus facilities and contracts with cloud service vendors such as Microsoft and Amazon. As well, Genome Sciences offers large scale data storage and compute services through its Computer Services Center.

In a budget, these costs are identified under UW object code 03-04 (Rsrch Strg, Compt&Cloud) and are exempt from F&A.

Review NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements and Resources