May 26, 2022

“Recommendations for the Role of Publishers in Access to Data”

The following recommendations appear in a perspective published the other day by PLOS Biology.


Recommendations for the Role of Publishers in Access to Data


Jennifer Lin

Carly Strasser
California Digital Library


PLoS Biol 12(10): e1001975


As appeals for public access of research data continue to proliferate, many scholarly publishers—alongside funders, institutions, and libraries—are expanding their role to address this need. Here we outline eight recommendations and a set of suggested action items for publishers to promote and contribute to increasing access to data. This call to action emerged from a summit that brought together data stewardship leaders across stakeholder groups. The recommendations were subsequently refined by the community as a result of public input gathered online and in meetings.

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See Also: Partnerships: PLOS, CDL, and DataONE Launch Pilot Project to Develop Data-Level Metrics (October 7, 2014)

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