Connecting Funder and Publisher Data Sharing Policies: An Interview with e-Infrastructures Group at the Belmont Forum

Tim Vines interviewed Bob Samors and Fiona Murphy for The Scholarly Kitchen Publishing Blog.

“Plenty of funding agencies have data sharing policies. Plenty of publishers and their individual journals have data sharing policies. Yet despite their alignment of interests, there’s so far been little collaboration between these two major stakeholders in developing coherent data policies. This is especially problematic because the majority of data become (or should become) public alongside a published article, such that one party (funders) are relying on the other (publishers) to promote compliance with their policy. 

In recognition of this issue, the Belmont Forum recently adopted a Data Accessibility Statement developed in conjunction with science publishers. “

Link to full article here.