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NIH issues genomic data sharing policy

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH)'s new data sharing policy, issued in August, hopes to speed the translation of genomic data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants. The policy will apply to all NIH-funded, large-scale human and non-human projects that generate genomic data beginning with funding applications submitted by January 25, 2015. The GDS policy traces its roots to the Human Genome Project completed in 2003, which required rapid and broad data release. It replaces the previous Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) data sharing policy, issued in 2007.

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NIH issues genomic data sharing policy. Nat Biotechnol 32, 966 (2014).

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