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Data sharing policy

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We recognise the importance of contributing to the growing international efforts in data sharing. We are committed to getting the best value for the funds we invest and believe that making research data more readily available will reinforce open scientific enquiry and stimulate new investigations and analyses.

BBSRC data sharing policy (PDF 200KB)

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BBSRC data sharing policy – Frequently asked questions (PDF 72KB)

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Leaflet: Data sharing in the biosciences (PDF 762KB)

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Our data sharing policy has been refreshed based on:

  • Recommendation from our Data Sharing Policy Monitoring Group
  • Consultation with our Tools and Resources Strategy Panel
  • Change of terminology from 'data sharing statement' to 'data management plan'
  • Reflect current process of recording research outputs via ResearchFish
  • Remove reference to software outputs pending the development of separate guidance on sharing software

Our policy now includes systems biology (specifically the models arising from systems approaches) as one of three areas where there is a particularly strong scientific case for sharing.