Many federal agencies, other funding entities and some journal publishers require you to make your data openly accessible. Are you aware of the various policies on data sharing? Here are resources to help you:
The TMC Library provides comprehensive information and one on one assistance for researchers who have questions about NIH policy or want to deposit their articles in PubMed Central. Please visit our webpage or contact Kate Krause at 713-799-7126 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provides the National Institutes of Health (NIH) policy statement on data sharing and additional information on the implementation of this policy.
This webinar is designed for Compliance Officials at NIH grantee institutions responsible for adhering to the NIH Public Access Policy.
The NSF policy on the dissemination and sharing of research results.
Research projects often involve analyzing data from other researchers, rather than creating a new data set. The National Library of Medicine has created a web page that lists data sets from NIH-funded investigators. Data can also be submitted by NIH-funded investigators. This table of data sets can be sorted or can be searched by keyword.
The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit was developed by the Distributed Data Curation Center at the Purdue University Libraries and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The profiles employ a standardized set of fields to enable comparison. They are designed to capture requirements for specific data generated by researchers and to be flexible enough for use in any domain or discipline. Instructions on how to download the toolkit are available on the DCP site.
Data Management Tools
A group of major research institutions has partnered to create a flexible online tool to help researchers generate data management plans. This effort is in direct response to demands from funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), that researchers plan for managing their research data.
VIICTR was developed at Baylor College of Medicine to serve as a platform for innovation, collaboration, and data sharing across a multi-institutional network of scientific investigators, clinicians, and community leaders to enable translational research and discovery. VIICTR provides just in time access to tools and resources to support translational research needs throughout all stages--from bench, to bedside, to clinic, to the community, and back.
The CCTS is one of 61 centers funded by the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) and is a member of the Texas CTSA Consortium. The CCTS provides research support for faculty, trainees, and staff of The UTHealth and The UTM. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Many of their services are free, others are offered at cost.