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Data Literacy

This is a collection of information resources on data literacy. Users can find links to courses, workshops, tools, tutorials, videos, webinars, and other resources related to data literacy.

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Data Sharing Policies of Federal Agencies

[Information on the old NIH Data Sharing Policy ( - The Final NIH Statement on Sharing Research Data was published in the NIH Guide on February 26, 2003. The policy becomes effective with the October 1, 2003 receipt date for applications or proposals to NIH. NIH expects investigators seeking more than $500K in direct support in any given year to submit a data sharing plan with their application or to indicate why data sharing is not possible.]

  • NSF Data Sharing Policy ( - Investigators are expected to share with other researchers, at no more than incremental cost and within a reasonable time, the primary data, samples, physical collections and other supporting materials created or gathered in the course of work under NSF grants. Grantees are expected to encourage and facilitate such sharing.
  • Browse Data Sharing Requirements by Federal Agency   ( - This community resource for tracking, comparing, and understanding both current and future U.S. federal funder research data sharing policies is a joint project of SPARC & Johns Hopkins University Libraries. Click the icons on the page to select up to three agencies to view or compare. The full data set can be downloaded. 

Data Sharing Policies of Journals & Publishers

  • Data Availability Policy - PLOS  ( - PLOS journals require authors to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction at the time of publication. When specific legal or ethical requirements prohibit public sharing of a dataset, authors must indicate how researchers may obtain access to the data. When submitting a manuscript, authors must provide a Data Availability Statement describing compliance with PLOS's policy. If the article is accepted for publication, the data availability statement will be published as part of the accepted article.
  • Data Sharing Policies - Taylor & Francis  ( - From 2018, Taylor & Francis introduced policies on data sharing. The basic data sharing policy, which applies across many of its journals, encourages authors to deposit data in a suitable repository, cite it, and include a data availability statement explaining where others can access the data. Check the Instructions for Authors for the journal to find out what data policy applies and check check if the funder has a policy.

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