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Open data and data sharing at the BMC Series

Research data are the foundations of reliable and reproducible science. Sharing your data and making it available for others increases the trustworthiness of a manuscript. Furthermore, open data let's others build upon your research and can advance discoveries, as well as contribute to the public good. 

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Our values strongly align with these statements and at the BMC Series, we offer specialized article types, such as Databases and Data Notes, to provide the community with options for data-specific publications. Additionally, authors are encouraged to share their data and an Availability of Data and Materials statement is mandatory for all published content. 

We invite you to explore this selection of research and data articles from across the BMC Series, and hope you will find the additional resources on the topic useful. 

De novo genome assembly and analysis unveil biosynthetic and metabolic potentials of Pseudomonas fragi A13BB
Opeyemi K. Awolope, Noelle H. O’Driscoll, Alberto Di Salvo & Andrew J. Lamb 
BMC Genomic Data 22, 15 (2021) 

Data on the effects of fertilization on growth rates, biomass allocation, carbohydrates and nutrients of nitrogen-fixing and non-nitrogen-fixing tree legumes during tropical forest restoration
Roberto K. Jaquetti & José Francisco C. Gonçalves 
BMC Research Notes 14, 153 (2021) 

COVID19-CT-dataset: an open-access chest CT image repository of 1000+ patients with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis
Shokouh Shakouri, Mohammad Amin Bakhshali, Parvaneh Layegh, Behzad Kiani, Farid Masoumi, Saeedeh Ataei Nakhaei & Sayyed Mostafa Mostafavi 
BMC Research Notes 14, 178 (2021) 

Using next generation sequencing of alpine plants to improve fecal metabarcoding diet analysis for Dall’s sheep
Kelly E. Williams, Damian M. Menning, Eric J. Wald, Sandra L. Talbot, Kumi L. Rattenbury & Laura R. Prugh 
BMC Research Notes 14, 173 (2021) 

Data on gender representation in food and beverage print advertisements found in corner stores from Guatemala and Peru
Lucila Rozas, Peter Busse, Joaquin Barnoya & Alejandra Garrón 
BMC Research Notes 14, 63 (2021)

TGIF-DB: terse genomics interface for developing botany
Daisuke Tsugama & Tetsuo Takano 
BMC Research Notes 14, 181 (2021)

Doppler radar rainfall prediction and gauge data
Jesse W. Lansford, Tyson H. Walsh, T. V. Hromadka II & P. Rao 
BMC Research Notes 13, 482 (2020) 

TarDB: an online database for plant miRNA targets and miRNA-triggered phased siRNAs
Jing Liu, Xiaonan Liu, Siju Zhang, Shanshan Liang, Weijiang Luan & Xuan Ma 
BMC Genomics 22, 348 (2021) 

Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation active surveillance prostate cancer cohort: a characterisation of a prostate cancer active surveillance database
Salonee Shah, Kerri Beckmann, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Ben Challacombe, Rick Popert, Prokar Dasgupta, Jonah Rusere, Grace Zisengwe, Oussama Elhage & Aida Santaolalla 
BMC Cancer 21, 573 (2021) 

SPRD: a surface plasmon resonance database of common factors for better experimental planning
Purushottam B. Tiwari, Camelia Bencheqroun, Mario Lemus, Taryn Shaw, Marilyn Kouassi-Brou, Adil Alaoui & Aykut Üren 
BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 22, 17 (2021) 

CuAS: a database of annotated transcripts generated by alternative splicing in cucumbers
Ying Sun, Quanbao Zhang, Bing Liu, Kui Lin, Zhonghua Zhang & Erli Pang 
BMC Plant Biology 20, 119 (2020) 

Evaluation of the Autof MS1000 mass spectrometer in the identification of clinical isolates
Qiong Ma, Qi Zhang, Youhua Yuan, Wenjuan Yan, Shanmei Wang, Junhong Xu, Jiangfeng Zhang, Yuming Wang & Yi Li 
BMC Microbiology 20, 318 (2020) 

Cohort profile: King’s Health Partners bladder cancer biobank
Pinky Kotecha, Charlotte L. Moss, Deborah Enting, Cheryl Gillett, Magdalene Joseph, Debra Josephs, Sarah Rudman, Simon Hughes, Fidelma Cahill, Harriet Wylie, Anna Haire, James Rosekilly, Muhammad Shamin Khan, Rajesh Nair, Ramesh Thurairaja, Sachin Malde & Mieke Van Hemelrijck 
BMC Cancer 20, 920 (2020) 

Epistemonikos: a comprehensive database of systematic reviews for health decision-making
Gabriel Rada, Daniel Pérez, […]on behalf of Epistemonikos project
BMC Medical Research Methodology 20, 286 (2020)

GSDB: a database of 3D chromosome and genome structures reconstructed from Hi-C data
Oluwatosin Oluwadare, Max Highsmith, Douglass Turner, Erez Lieberman Aiden & Jianlin Cheng 
BMC Molecular and Cell Biology 21, 60 (2020) 

A database for ITS2 sequences from nematodes
Matthew L. Workentine, Rebecca Chen, Shawna Zhu, Stefan Gavriliuc, Nicolette Shaw, Jill de Rijke, Elizabeth M. Redman, Russell W. Avramenko, Janneke Wit, Jocelyn Poissant & John S. Gilleard 
BMC Genetics 21, 74 (2020) 

Database: web application for visualization of the cumulated RNAseq data against the salicylic acid (SA) and methyl jasmonate (MeJA) treatment of Arabidopsis thaliana
Dong U Woo, Ho Hwi Jeon, Halim Park, Jin Hwa Park, Yejin Lee & Yang Jae Kang 
BMC Plant Biology 20, 453 (2020)

Intra-database validation of case-identifying algorithms using reconstituted electronic health records from healthcare claims data
Nicolas H. Thurin, Pauline Bosco-Levy, Patrick Blin, Magali Rouyer, Jérémy Jové, Stéphanie Lamarque, Séverine Lignot, Régis Lassalle, Abdelilah Abouelfath, Emmanuelle Bignon, Pauline Diez, Marine Gross-Goupil, Michel Soulié, Mathieu Roumiguié, Sylvestre Le Moulec, Marc Debouverie, Bruno Brochet, Francis Guillemin, Céline Louapre, Elisabeth Maillart, Olivier Heinzlef, Nicholas Moore & Cécile Droz-Perroteau 
BMC Medical Research Methodology 21, 95 (2021)

Disclosure of clinically actionable genetic variants to thoracic aortic dissection biobank participants
Adelyn Beil, Whitney Hornsby, Wendy R. Uhlmann, Rajani Aatre, Patricia Arscott, Brooke Wolford, Kim A. Eagle, Bo Yang, Jennifer McNamara, Cristen Willer & J. Scott Roberts 
BMC Medical Genomics 14, 66 (2021)

Authentication of differential gene expression in oral squamous cell carcinoma using machine learning applications
Rian Pratama, Jae Joon Hwang, Ji Hye Lee, Giltae Song & Hae Ryoun Park 
BMC Oral Health 21, 281 (2021) 

Plankton classification with high-throughput submersible holographic microscopy and transfer learning
Liam MacNeil, Sergey Missan, Junliang Luo, Thomas Trappenberg & Julie LaRoche 
BMC Ecology and Evolution 21, 123 (2021) 

Database selection and data gathering methods in systematic reviews of qualitative research regarding diabetes mellitus - an explorative study
Tobias Justesen, Josefine Freyberg & Anders N. Ø. Schultz 
BMC Medical Research Methodology 21, 94 (2021) 

Sharing genomic data from clinical testing with researchers: public survey of expectations of clinical genomic data management in Queensland, Australia
Miranda E. Vidgen, Sid Kaladharan, Eva Malacova, Cameron Hurst & Nicola Waddell 
BMC Medical Ethics 21, 119 (2020)

Adverse event profiles of dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors: data mining of the public version of the FDA adverse event reporting system
Jing Huang, Yuntao Jia, Shusen Sun & Long Meng 
BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology 21, 68 (2020)

Utility of deep learning networks for the generation of artificial cardiac magnetic resonance images in congenital heart disease
Gerhard-Paul Diller, Julius Vahle, Robert Radke, Maria Luisa Benesch Vidal, Alicia Jeanette Fischer, Ulrike M. M. Bauer, Samir Sarikouch, Felix Berger, Philipp Beerbaum, Helmut Baumgartner, Stefan Orwat & for the German Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects Investigators
BMC Medical Imaging 20, 113 (2020) 

On open science and open data
Open science saves lives: lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
Lonni Besançon, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Corentin Segalas, Haiting Jiang, Paola Masuzzo, Cooper Smout, Eric Billy, Maxime Deforet & Clémence Leyrat 
BMC Medical Research Methodology 21, 117 (2021) 

About data publishing at the BMC Series
Welcome to BMC Genomic Data
Maria Hodges & Clare McFadden
BMC Series Blog December 2020

Bite-size research: BMC Research Notes goes back to its roots
Dirk Krüger & Diana M. Marshall 
BMC Research Notes 10, 95 (2017)

How are BMC Series authors gaining credit for their research data?
Tamara Hughes
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog January 2020

Blogs and resources
Tips for writing a dazzling DAS (Data Availability Statement)

Tristan Matthews
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog December 2020

Watch: Data Availability Statements, explained in 60 seconds
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog April 2021

The basics of data citation
Varsha Khodiyar
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog May 2021

How sharing your data could increase your citations
Graham Smith
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog June 2021

What are the FAIR data principles, and how can they benefit you?
Varsha Khodiyar
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog May 2021

Springer Nature Research Data

The State of Open Data 2021: Survey Now Open
Help shape the future of open data - open until 30 July 2021
Research Data at Springer Nature Blog May 2021