Data sharing allows others to reuse the results of previous experiences and fosters the development of new knowledge based on previous results, making the search process more efficient. Data sharing also promotes transparency and replicability, which are essential for building trust in science. ISRDO Press is a Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines signatory and encourages Authors to make data underlying the findings in their research easily accessible for reproducibility purposes.
The precise notion of what constitutes research data differs from one area to another, but is generally understood as the result of observations or experiments validating the results of the research and which are not already published in an article. Although much of the data is usually already published as part of an article, there are several types of additional data that are not made available through the publication of an article. This may include, but is not limited to, raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, materials, etc.
The following principles form the basis of the Publication research data policy:
The ISRDO Research Data Policy is based on a concept of "encourage, but not mandate" when it comes to sharing research data. As such, authors are encouraged to place their research data in a relevant data repository and to cite and link the dataset to their article. In cases where data sharing is not possible for any reason, authors are encouraged to make a statement to explain why the search data cannot be shared.
Authors who reuse data available in public repositories are encouraged to provide program code, statistical package scripts, and other documentation sufficient to enable an informed researcher to accurately reproduce all published results.
Authors using original data are encouraged to:
- digital repository : http://service.re3data.org
- software repositories such as GitHub, GitLab, Bioinformatics.org
- general repository such as ZENODO, Dryad, Dataverse, or others
Editors will appeal authors to provide a statement of data availability describing where the research data supporting the findings is in an article. The declaration of availability of the data must indicate the following elements:
If a manuscript is accepted for publication, the statement of data availability will be published in the final article. Authors are encouraged to contact our editors if they have difficulty obtaining data from articles published in Atlantis Press newspapers or reports.