What does 'allowable costs' mean for NIH data management and sharing plans?
Direct costs that address data management and sharing needs related to your project can be included in your budget request. Costs must be incurred during the performance period and must be specifically related to the project rather than institutional costs applying to multiple projects.
Examples include costs related to depositing, formatting, or de-identifying data. See here for more allowable and unallowable cost examples from NIH.