NIH Seeks Input on Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a request for information (NOT-OD-17-015) asking for input from researchers on data management and sharing strategies and priorities, specifically on how scientific data should be managed and made publicly available, and on how to set standards for citing shared data.

NIH’s interest in data management connects with the recent NIH-wide policy changes designed to increase scientific rigor and reproducibility.

Psychological scientists, and APS in particular, have been at the forefront of efforts to increase data sharing and open practices. Among other things, APS encourages data and materials sharing, as evidenced by the Open Practice badges it awards for authors who engage in such sharing. Recent research has suggested that these badges have increased the proportion of authors who share their data.

Psychology researchers are encouraged to submit comments; responses must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on January 19, 2017. Click here for more information.

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