The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently made available of list of data sharing repositories. The NIH Data Sharing Repositories is a searchable list of NIH-supported data repositories that accept submissions of appropriate data from NIH-funded investigators. Also included are resources that aggregate information about biomedical data and information sharing systems.
NIH Data Sharing Policies provide a list of data sharing policies in effect at the NIH, including policies at the NIH, IC, division, and program levels that apply to broad sets of investigators and data.
Repository list and policies were developed by NIH Trans-NIH BioMedical Informatics Coordinating Committee (BMIC), established in the Spring of 2007 to improve communication and coordination of issues related to clinical- and bio-informatics at NIH.
Data sharing is becoming an important aspect of scientific research with benefits that are not just limited to the scientific community. Data sharing provides more effective use of NIH resources by avoiding unnecessary duplication of data collection.