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Data Management and Publishing


Funder and Journal Requirements

Funder Requirements

In order to promote open access to research data, many funding agencies require that research data produced as part of a funded project be made publicly available and/or have instituted requirements for formal data management plans, including:

Researchers can comply with these requirements by depositing their data into one of the many available data repositories. See also our page on creating a data management plan.

For information on requirements for availability of other kinds of materials (i.e., research papers), see the MIT Libraries’ page on Research Funder Policies.

Journal Requirements

In order to enable replication of research, many journals require that published articles be accompanied by the underlying research data. Data sharing policies often are found in the instructions for authors; following are some resources for finding policies:




For advice on a data management project, contact:


For help on a data management project, contact:

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