What if we work with human subjects data? Is it still affected?
Yes! At least, yes a DMS Plan will be required for studies producing scientific data even if the data is from human subjects
Part of the DMS Plan includes explaining why and how you may limit sharing, either through aggregation or not sharing at all. If sharing is not anticipated at all, that should be explained when you write and submit the Plan document
For clinical trials, consider naming clinicaltrials.gov as your repository and describing the sharing you do there as your DMS Plan sharing approach.
For human subjects data under a Data Use Agreement, always prioritize following the DUA over any sharing! Describe the terms of the DUA, and what (if anything) remains to be shared. For example, summary or aggregate findings might still be appropriate, depending on the terms of your DUA.
How is this different than a Data Sharing Plan from before 2023?
And in June 2022: the VCUL's videos were updated to add Module 2 on the Data Management and Sharing Plan, with detailed discussion of the 6 elements in the DMS Plan. Visit the Learning Modules tab on the left for the new video playlist.
Local VCU questions
How does this interact with the VCU data or records policies?
Data sharing plans are subject to all appropriate limitations such as state and institutional policies, intellectual property concerns, and ethical practices. Some relevant policies include: