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SPARC’s Federal Data Sharing Policy Resource Update Released

March 1, 2021 - 4:08pm by Sawyer Newman


SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) has launched an update to its Federal Data Sharing Policy Resource. This update distills the latest changes in the US federal agencies’ data sharing policy requirements to make them more easily and quickly understandable. 

SPARC works to enable open sharing of research outputs and educational materials in order to democratize access to knowledge. This update supports open data by providing clear and compiled information on data sharing policies put in place by federal level funding organizations.

From the SPARC news release, “This integrated policy resource can be used by researchers, librarians, policy makers, and other stakeholders to explore and compare agency plans for sharing articles and data. This analysis provides a tool for tracking practical information that can be used by active or prospective grant awardees to understand when, how, and where they need to make their research results accessible.” 

For each federal agency included in the list, SPAC details policy goals, how data are to be publicly shared, metadata and documentation to be included with the data, data citation and attribution standards, data management plan recommendations, compliance measures, and more. 

To interact with and learn from this resource, go here: https://sparcopen.org/our-work/sparc-federal-article-data-sharing-policy-resource/#

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