I was recently asked for a quick list of resources to make the case that government funders should have strong data archiving policies.
Here’s my quick response. Since I’m certainly missing things, and the list is likely to be dated quickly, please add more links in the comments!
The main arguments I’d made are in the White House OSTP response Todd and I put together two years ago, advocating that the US impose stronger data policies. It has some references at the end.
The OSTP received 118 comments: most are carefully written, thoughtful, and worth reading.
Federal policies of particular note, and a few recent statements that came out after we wrote the above letter:
- UK funder data policies
- more funder policies. the logos in the “Data Archiving Policy” column aren’t very meaningful, but if you click on funder links that have those logos you can read excerpts of the data policies.
- NSF directorate-level data policies (collated by yours truly. A bit out of date at this point, especially the BIO one, see next bullet, but a useful overview of what sort of things are covered)
- New NSF BIO data policy (just last week I think? of note: mentions software)
- Holdren Feb 22nd Executive Order re Data Availability from all US federal agencies
- evidence of strong third-party reuse in our peerj preprint
There’s strong stuff to talk about with respect to medical data in the current UK AllTrials initiative.
That’s what I’ve got off the top of my head. Hope it helps!