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A call for BMC Research Notes contributions promoting best practice in data standardization, sharing and publication

Iain Hrynaszkiewicz

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Associate Journal Publisher, BioMed Central, 236 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB UK

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BMC Research Notes 2010, 3:235  doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-235

Published: 2 September 2010

Abstract

BMC Research Notes aims to ensure that data files underlying published articles are made available in standard, reusable formats, and the journal is calling for contributions from the scientific community to achieve this goal. Educational Data Notes included in this special series should describe a domain-specific data standard and provide an example data set with the article, or a link to data that are permanently hosted elsewhere. The contributions should also provide some evidence of the data standard's application and preparation guidance that could be used by others wishing to conduct similar experiments. The journal is also keen to receive contributions on broader aspects of scientific data sharing, archiving, and open data.