Policies that request and require investigators to share research data are becoming more common.

This research study, The impact of public data archiving policies on attitudes, experiences, and practices of authors, explores the impact of journal policies on the experiences, attitudes, and practices of active scientists.

The results will help inform future data archiving policies.

This website contains more details about the study, news updates, and contact information.

The research study has been approved by the IRB at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Study #10-2196.  If you are a participant in this study and have questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject you may contact, anonymously if you wish, the Office of Human Research Ethics by calling (919) 966-3113 or by emailing IRB_Subjects@unc.edu.

Thanks to all participants!