In 2014, all journals published by the Public Library of Science (PLOS), including PLOS Biology, PLOS Medicine, and PLOS ONE, implemented a new data sharing policy, which requires that authors make the data underlying their article publicly available without restriction immediately upon publication. The goal of this policy is to permit the validation and replication of results and to allow the re-use or re-purposing of data, thereby increasing the transparency of research and facilitating scientific progress.
Read more about the PLOS data sharing policy in our Data@Wayne article in the Research@Wayne newsletter.
The SHared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE) initiative for the management of research output (including data) is discussed in an article by Clifford Lynch, Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). The article appears in the Summer 2014 issue of Information Standards Quarterly, but is also available online at the NISO website. View the online article here.
Consistent with the agency’s goal of improving the nation’s capacity in data science by investing in infrastructure and promoting partnerships, the National Science Foundation (NSF) on 10/1/2014 announced 17 new awards totaling $31 million under the Data Infrastructure Building Blocks (DIBBs) program. Read the NSF press release here.