Sharing Data on the Sage Data Platform
Sage Bionetworks (Sage) is a non-profit research organization that develops and applies innovative technologies to improve human health. We are a leader in the field of data sharing and have a proven track record of helping researchers manage and share data in a responsible and ethical manner. Sage’s data platform (Synapse) is a generalist repository that enables users to share data, track analyses, and collaborate. To date, the platform shares over 2PB of data from 20,000+ projects with more than 100,000 user accounts. Synapse adheres to the F.A.I.R principles for scientific data management and stewardship, ensuring that data is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
What is the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy?
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy (DMSP) went into effect on January 25, 2023. This new policy applies to all research funded or conducted in whole or in part by NIH. The goal of the policy is to promote the sharing of scientific data, which can accelerate biomedical research discovery, enable validation of research results, and provide accessibility to high-value datasets.
Under the policy, NIH expects that investigators and institutions will:
Plan and budget for the managing and sharing of data.
Submit a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) plan.
Comply with the approved DMS plan and annually report on its implementation.
The DMSP provides guidance on how to manage and share data in a responsible and ethical manner to help accelerate biomedical research discovery and improve human health.
How can Sage help?
In most cases you must address the NIH DMSP when submitting your grant/funding proposal. Sage can help you with the following:
Develop a data management and sharing plan that meets the requirements of the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
Develop an appropriate budget for your data management and sharing plan that meets the F.A.I.R principles.
Provide guidance on how to store and secure your data at a level appropriate for its sensitivity.
Promote the sharing of your data with the scientific community for scientific, education, and research purposes only.
What are Sage’s Data Platform Offerings?
Sage offers the following service plans to the scientific community:
Standard Data Hosting Plan
The Standard Plan is intended for individual researchers wanting to share small datasets (<100GB) for publication (including creating DOIs) and scientific, educational, and research collaborations. This plan includes self-service project set-up and data hosting. Because of limits in dataset size limits, data longevity guarantees, and absence of consulting help, we do not recommend this as a response to the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.
Managed Data Hosting Plan
The Managed Data Hosting Plan expands our Standard Plan offering by including data longevity guarantees, consultation services for setting up and sharing data according to F.A.I.R principles, access to consulting hours with our experienced governance team, and tools for managing data access requests. This is our recommended plan for new grants that will include an NIH Data Management and Sharing plan/budget.
Data Coordination Plan
The Data Coordination plan enables the creation of end-to-end centers in support of collaborative, multi-institutional research consortia. This plan supplements the core data platform services in the Managed Plan with additional customized consulting services, and data curation, harmonization, and validation services. It also includes work to localize data policies and governance controls to your particular country’s requirements as applicable. Finally, we provide services to create a customized and feature-rich data exploration portal for your coordination center that includes links to sophisticated computational environments. Because data coordination projects are typically customized to meet the needs of a particular proposal, please contact us to learn more about how we can help!
(Recommended for NIH DMSP)
Project Setup Features
Materials for DMSP plan and budget
Setup of Synapse project and storage using our documentation
DOIs for publications and grants
Consulting with Sage experts to assist with setup, uploading, and establishing F.A.I.R access to your data
Help desk support through the life of the project
Dedicated Sage point of contact
Data Storage Features
5 years of secure, guaranteed storage in the cloud‡
Data storage location
Data Governance Features
Option to make data available through controlled-access
Data Access Features
Data access management
Seamless data access integration with compute environments
Customized data portal
Length of grant
Starting at $6,000/year, min 5 years*
(can be customized)
Contact us for more information.
** Due to the level of customization afforded, this option does not follow a fixed pricing model.
*** Size limitations are removed and regions can be customized if you use your own cloud storage bucket.
‡ 5 years or the length of your grant if you contact us for a custom quote.
How to get started?
Sage’s expertise makes it easy to create a NIH Data Management and Sharing plan and budget. To support you, we provide budgeting information in the form of a quote, as well as sample text you can directly use in your plan. More questions? See our FAQ
Get started by contacting us now!