Writing a DMS Plan Related to the CRDC

Please note that thorough instructions about writing a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan are provided by NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology (CBIIT), Office of Data Sharing (ODS). 

What data are considered by the CRDC?

CRDC evaluates submissions from NCI-funded research based on the clarity of the biological question being asked, the quality and quantity of the data, and the study size with a likely impact on cancer research. CRDC also accepts data from pre-approved non-NCI funded programs, such as datasets from the International Cancer Proteogenome Consortium (ICPC).

  • In developing a plan, researchers can note the CRDC data commons that best suit the types of data to be generated.
  • Other data repository options are listed on the NIH Scientific Data Sharing page.

How should I account for the costs associated with preparing data for submission to the CRDC?

The NCI’s CBIIT Office of Data Sharing (ODS) provides guidance on policy related questions.

According to NIH’s DMS Policy, allowable costs include:

  • Curating data
  • Developing supporting documentation
  • Formatting data according to accepted community standards, or for transmission to and storage at a selected repository for long-term preservation and access
  • De-identifying data
  • Preparing metadata to foster discoverability, interpretation, and reuse
  • Local data management considerations, such as unique and specialized information infrastructure necessary to provide local management and preservation (for example, before deposit into an established repository)
  • Preserving and sharing data through established repositories, such as data deposit fees
    • If the Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan proposes deposition to multiple repositories, costs associated with each proposed repository may be included.

*IMPORTANT: Must be incurred during the grant performance period.

 According to the NIH policy, unallowable DMS costs include:

  • Infrastructure costs, which are typically included in indirect costs
  • Costs associated with the routine conduct of research (e.g., costs of gaining access to research data)

Are there any costs involved in submitting data to the CRDC? Are there any other associated costs with that process?

There are no costs for submitting data to any of the CRDC data commons.

Are there any data storage costs within the CRDC?

There are no costs for data storage in any of the CRDC data commons.

Learn more about the process of submitting data to a CRDC data commons, as well as accessing and analyzing data housed within the CRDC.