The HEAL Data Stewardship Group is working across the HEAL Data Community to provide solutions for managing and coordinating the diverse data across The Helping to End Addiction Long-Term Initiative℠, or NIH HEAL Initiative℠. This site serves as a space for HEAL Investigators to:


Resources, best practices, guides, and data analysis and visualization tools offer the HEAL Data Community the chance to discover how to make data FAIR and enable novel discovery.


HEAL investigators, data generators, and processors can connect with the HEAL Stewards and Platform teams through consultancy, event programming, and other opportunities.


Through collective activities, the HEAL Data Community will build support systems for strong data management and governance.


Our next Fresh FAIR webinar is Thursday, Jan. 20

Discover the HEAL Blueprint for Managing and Sharing Data

The NIH HEAL Initiative Public Access and Data Sharing policy requires funded investigators to craft a Public Access and Data Sharing plan describing how they intend to handle release of publications and sharing underlying primary data. As data sharing and access becomes increasingly important to accelerating science, the NIH HEAL Initiative and the Data Stewardship Group are providing new resources and guidance for these plans. Join us from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 20 to explore the guidance and talk with two HEAL investigators who have extensive experience crafting these plans.


HEAL Stewards YouTube channel launches

Catch up on our Fresh FAIR webinar series

The HEAL Stewards’ webinar series, Fresh FAIR: The Why and How of Making Data Findable and Accessible, launched in Fall 2021. Visit our YouTube playlist to catch up on topics about FAIR data sharing, finding a home for your HEAL data, and how metadata can maximize study data for use and re-use.


Curious about where your data should live?

Take the HEAL Stewards Repository Quiz

The HEAL Stewards Repository Principles have been published to guide HEAL investigators who want to make their data discoverable by selecting a repository that will work with the HEAL Platform. Read the principles and consider taking the Repository Quiz we developed based on the principles.