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Upcoming Data Management and Sharing Plan Presentations

JHU Data Services will be hosting two webinars on January 25th:

ORA Q&A Sessions with Data Services & Welch Library – January 10, 2023 and January 19, 2023 at 12:00pm

ORA hosted two joint NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy webinars with Data Services and Welch Library to discuss the new NIH policy and review available resources for Data Management and Sharing Plan drafting and budgeting. The webinar recording can be viewed here and the presentation slides can be downloaded here.

Additional resources referenced in the webinar include the Data Services flyer, as well as The Welch Library’s Data Management & Sharing Planning Guide.

Visit the JHU webpage on the new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy for additional resource links.


JHURA Brown Bag – December 14, 2022

A recording of the December 14th JHURA Brown Bag session on the DMS Policy with presenters from JHURA, ORA, General Counsel, and the Office of Emerging Technology is also available in MyLearning here. Slides from this joint presentation can be found here.

New NIH Policy: Data Management & Sharing Requirement for NIH applications effective January 25, 2023

All NIH applications due on or after January 25, 2023 that will result in the generation of scientific data will be required to include a Data Management and Sharing Plan. Under this new Data Management and Sharing (DMS) policy, NIH expects that investigators and institutions:

  • Plan and budget for the managing and sharing of data
  • Submit a DMS plan for review when applying for funding
  • Comply with the approved DMS plan

Additional information about planning & budgeting, submission & review, and implementation can be found on the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy website.

The JHU Data Services website is an excellent internal resource for further guidance on research data management and sharing:

Fibi Updates

As many of you know, Fibi is the software that will replace Coeus, JHU’s current proposal preparation, routing, approval and reporting platform. Please visit the ORIS WEBSITE and FIBI TRAINING webpages to familiarize yourself with Fibi and materials that continue to be developed and posted to the site, including short video tutorials, as well as printable guides.

ORA Trainings Materials

Updated Other Support & Biosketch Guidance

New Required NIH Other Support Disclosures Beginning January 25, 2022

  • Read the new NIH Biosketch and Other Support disclosure requirements Quick Guide. NIH will require all faculty to include disclosure copies of non-JHU contracts related to foreign appointments and/or employment as part of their Other Support disclosures.
  • All faculty will be required to electronically sign their NIH Other Support disclosures using DocuSign. Need help with DocuSign? Instructions on how to use DocuSign can be found here. Please also see the DocuSign workflow instructions and tutorial on how to create DocuSign envelopes.

Review ORA’s Q&A Slides: Changes to NIH Other Support & Signature Requirement (December 2021)

Please also consult the University-wide Current and Pending/Other Support page for further guidance:

Faculty Note: Individual faculty accounts are not necessary to sign Other Support documents in DocuSign. Faculty should work with their department Grants & Contracts Analyst (GCA) to prepare Other Support for ORA review prior to signature. Once finalized, the GCA will upload Other Support document(s) in DocuSign and request faculty signature(s) via an automated DocuSign email.

Foreign Contracts Review Workflow

Coming soon.

DocuSign Workflow and Instructions

DocuSign Login

DocuSign workflow

DocuSign electronic signature instructions

Learn how to send DocuSign envelopes: DocuSign Video Tutorial

CORA Resources and Training Opportunities

Additional School of Medicine resources, tools, and information needed to manage sponsored research funding can be found on the Community of Research Administrators (CORA) website.

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