ASTRO Journals' Data Sharing Policy and Recommended Best Practices

Dawit Tegbaru, Lisa Braverman*, Anthony L. Zietman, Sue S. Yom, W. Robert Lee, Robert C. Miller, Isabel L. Jackson, Todd McNutt, Andre Dekker

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Transparency, openness, and reproducibility are important characteristics in scientific publishing. Although many researchers embrace these characteristics, data sharing has yet to become common practice. Nevertheless, data sharing is becoming an increasingly important topic among societies, publishers, researchers, patient advocates, and funders, especially as it pertains to data from clinical trials. In response, ASTRO developed a data policy and guide to best practices for authors submitting to its journals. ASTRO's data sharing policy is that authors should indicate, in data availability statements, if the data are being shared and if so, how the data may be accessed. (C) 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. on behalf of American Society for Radiation Oncology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-558
Number of pages8
JournalAdvances in Radiation Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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