Ten Simple Rules to Enable Multi-site Collaborations through Data Sharing

Boland, Mary Regina; Karczewsk, Konrad J.; Tatonetti, Nicholas P.

Open access, open data, and software are critical for advancing science and enabling collaboration across multiple institutions and throughout the world. Despite near universal recognition of its importance, major barriers still exist to sharing raw data, software, and research products throughout the scientific community. Many of these barriers vary by specialty [1], increasing the difficulties for interdisciplinary and/or translational researchers to engage in collaborative research. Multi-site collaborations are vital for increasing both the impact and the generalizability of research results. However, they often present unique data sharing challenges. We discuss enabling multi-site collaborations through enhanced data sharing in this set of Ten Simple Rules.


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Biomedical Informatics
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February 6, 2017