Term of Award: AHRQ Data Management Plan Policy
This award may be subject to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Data Management Plan (DMP) policy. The AHRQ DMP policy was announced in NOT-HS-20-011, which was released on 5/26/2020. See the Notice for full details. The AHRQ DMP policy became fully effective on the date of publication of the policy, 5/26/2020. Implementation was prospective.
The AHRQ DMP policy requires applicants for AHRQ new/competing grants submitted on or after 5/26/2020 to include as a component of their grant application a DMP for managing, storing and disseminating the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of research funded by AHRQ, or state why data management is not possible. For grant applications that result in a Notice of Award (NOA), compliance with the accepted DMP will be evaluated through project monitoring by AHRQ Program Officials. AHRQ-funded extramural researchers will be expected to include updates on publicly released data in digital format resulting from their research in quarterly reports (if applicable), annual progress reports, and final progress reports, and will develop mechanisms to monitor such compliance.
Annual progress reports and, if applicable, quarterly progress reports, should provide information on the progress on data management and public release of the research products. This information may include citations of relevant publications, conference proceedings, and descriptions of other types of data sharing and dissemination of results.
In final progress reports, grantees are required to discuss execution and any updating of the original DMP included in the original grant application. This discussion must describe:
- How the data were produced during the award;
- How the data will be retained after the award expires;
- How data will be made available for sharing;
- How community standards for data format will be communicated;
- How data will be disseminated;
- The format data will be made available to others; and
- How and for how long the data will be housed and archived.