Make Your COVID-19 Data Citable, Sharable, and Discoverable

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3 Easy Steps to Share COVID-19 Research Data

  1. Identify a specialized or general repository
     
  2. Deposit dataset(s), including processed data irrespective of its association with a publication
     
  3. Add metadata––makes your research outputs richer, connected and reusable

Metadata is additional labeling of your data

Metadata makes research data “discoverable” and links data to publications and funding information. For more on metadata: http://www.metadata2020.org

Example Metadata Fields

Authors(s)

Citation

Dataset Name

Date Modified

Date Published

Description

Experimental Host

Funder Number

Grant Number

Measurement

Pathogen

Publisher

Source Code

Technique

Variable(s) Measured

For data of a specific type or specific discipline

Use NIH-supported domain-specific repositories listed below.

For a full list see the National Library of Medicine Open Domain-Specific Data Sharing Repositories

Domain-specific Repository Examples*

Assays - PubChem

Immunology - ImmPort

'Omics - MassIVE, GenBank, GEO , NDEx 

Structures - PDB

Reagents - BEI

For data of any type, format, content or subject matter

Use generalist repositories listed below.

For a full list see the National Library of Medicine Generalist Repositories.

Generalist Repository Examples*

Dataverse

Dryad

Figshare

Open Science Framework

Mendeley Data

Zenodo

Vivli

Note: NIAID does not endorse a specific repository and the examples above, which are not exhaustive, are provided as a guide for locating repositories

NIH encourages use of open access data sharing repositories.

For the NIAID data sharing guidelines: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/research/data-sharing-guidelines

Contact NIAID Office of Data Sharing and Emerging Technologies: niaidodset@nih.gov

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