Data Sharing

Data Sharing

Sharing the full data sets underlying the results in your article brings many benefits. It enables reuse, reduces research waste, and promotes collaboration. Greater transparency increases trust in research results by allowing results to be independently verified. These benefits lead to a more reliable evidence base and a healthier world. Authors submitting their research article to this journal are encouraged to deposit research data as a supplementary file during submission or in a relevant data repository and cite and link to this dataset in their article. If this is not possible, authors are encouraged to make a statement explaining why research data cannot be shared. Sharing your data helps you get credit for your work and make your data accessible and discoverable for your peers.

The policies on data sharing:

  • We require that the data generated by your research that supports your article be made openly and publicly available upon publication of your article. Where it is not possible or viable to make data openly available (due to confidentiality or sensitivity issues), they should be shared through a controlled access repository.
  • We strongly encourage that data generated by your research that supports your article be made available as soon as possible, wherever legally and ethically possible
  • We require data from clinical trials to be made available upon reasonable request
  • We require that a data sharing plan must be included with trial registration for clinical trials. Changes to the plan must be noted in the Data Availability Statement and updated in the registry record (to comply with ICMJE recommendations)
  • We strongly encourage that data generated by your research that supports your article be made available as soon as possible, wherever legally and ethically possible.

Data Availability Statement

JPNS requires a Data Availability Statement for any submitted research articles. On submission, authors are asked to select at least one of the standardised Data Availability Statements text options below in bold as applicable and to supplement these statements with additional information as noted in the guidance below. Authors can select more than one statement if they have data under different conditions. The ICMJE recommendations provide further guidance on how to compose a rich statement.

These statements will be published under the header ‘Data Availability Statement’ within the footnotes section of the final published article.

  • Data are available in a public, open access repository. Please state the repository name, the persistent URL, and any conditions of reuse (eg. licence, embargo). All data that are publicly available and used in the writing of an article should be cited in the text and the reference list, whether they are data generated by the author(s) or by other researchers.
  • Data are available upon reasonable request. Please state what the data are (e.g. deidentified participant data), who the data are available from, their publishable contact details (e.g. a generic lab email address or an individual’s ORCID identifier – please ensure you have permission) and under what conditions reuse is permitted. Is there additional information available (e.g. protocols, statistical analysis plans)?
  • Data may be obtained from a third party and are not publicly available. Please state what the data are (e.g. deidentified participant data), who the data are available from, their publishable contact details (e.g. a generic lab email address or an individual’s ORCID identifier – please ensure you have permission), and under what conditions reuse is permitted. Is there additional information available (e.g. protocols, statistical analysis plans)
  • All data relevant to the study are included in the article or uploaded as supplementary information. Please ensure this does not include patient identifiable data. Please state ‘Not applicable’ in the free text box
  • Data sharing not applicable as no datasets generated and/or analysed for this study. Please state ‘Not applicable’ in the free text box
  • No data are available. Please state ‘Not applicable’ in the free text box

Data availability statements commonly take one of the following forms:

  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available in the [NAME] repository, [PERSISTENT WEB LINK TO DATASETS].
  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • All data generated or analyzed during this study are included in this published article (and its supplementary information files).
  • The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are not publicly available due to [REASON(S) WHY DATA ARE NOT PUBLIC] but are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
  • Data sharing is not applicable to this article as no datasets were generated or analyzed during the current study.
  • The data that support the findings of this study are available from [THIRD PARTY NAME] but restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under license for the current study, and so are not publicly available. Data are however available from the authors upon reasonable request and with permission of [THIRD PARTY NAME].

In the absence of specific instructions from a journal, editor authors can use or adapt the statement(s) above. Several statements may need to be combined depending on the nature of the research.