Taunton Paine

Taunton Paine is the Director of the Scientific Data Sharing Policy Division in the Office of Science Policy in the Office of the NIH Director. 

Taunton has been with the Office of Science Policy since 2011.  His division is responsible for issues relating to data sharing policy, including issuance of the recent NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy, oversight of the NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy, and management of the Data Science Policy Council. 

Previously, he led the Clinical Research Policy team as a senior policy analyst and advised on matters related to the Common Rule, Certificates of Confidentiality, HIPAA, and other privacy and human participant protections issues. 

Before that, he worked on issues relating to dual-use research.  He holds a dual master’s degree from Columbia University and London School of Economics and Political Science, where he studied science and technology in the history of international relations.