Advances in DNA sequencing technologies, as well as a steep drop in sequencing costs, have enabled NIH to fund research that generates a greater volume and wide range of genomic data. In light of these developments, NIH decided to extend the current GWAS Policy to encompass data from a broader spectrum of human and non-human genomic research.
On September 20, 2013, NIH released a draft Genomic Data Sharing Policy (GDS Policy) for a 60-day public comment that closed November 20, 2013. NIH received more than 100 comments, which will be posted on this website by early December.
The draft GDS Policy is available at http://www.federalregister.gov/a/2013-22941.
On November 6, 2013, NIH hosted a webinar to provide an overview of the draft Genomic Data Sharing Policy and answer questions about its scope and expectations.
You can watch the archived webinar at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p7sqo6avp6j/.
The webinar agenda is available at http://gds.nih.gov/pdf/webinar_agenda.pdf and the presentation slides are available at