The NIH recognizes that making data available and reusable for other researchers may incur expenses. Due to this, researchers are permitted to ask for funding for data management and sharing in the budget and budget justification portions of their applications. Details on NIH-approved and disapproved expenses are provided below.
Reasonable, allowable costs may be included in NIH budget requests. For example:
Data deposit fees and other established repositories for data preservation and sharing
The following expenses cannot be included in NIH budget requests: