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Guidelines on the use of data in publications

Please see the WTSI Data Sharing Page for more information on our data sharing policy.

The Wellcome Genome Campus aims to provide rapid access to data sets of use to the research community. However, there has been considerable investment in acquiring these data, and we request that you follow these guidelines when using data provided by us.

If you have been referred here when accessing data from the public archives, please check the list of conditions of use below for relevant information.

Users of data from the Wellcome Genome Campus should not publish or otherwise disseminate the information without appropriate acknowledgment. Unless otherwise described below, the appropriate format is as follows: "These data were provided by the xxx group at the Wellcome Genome Campus and can be obtained from yyy."

(You can find the necessary information within the comments in the submission record or in the sections below)

Accession numbers should be quoted when available.

If you have any questions regarding the data or their use in publications, please contact the appropriate address from the following table (or the appropriate group leader). We strongly encourage you to get in touch, so that we can let you know of any related data and inform you about progress, and we can ensure that published information relating to our data is properly reflected in our databases.

Disclaimer

The Wellcome Genome Campus provides these data in good faith, but makes no warranty, express or implied, nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for any purpose for which the data are used.

Data sharing policy

Please see the WTSI Data Sharing Page for more information on our data sharing policy.

The Wellcome Genome Campus is dedicated to advancing genetic and genomic science to the benefit of all. Rapid and open data sharing strategically supports this mission by enabling research and accelerating translation. However, such policies are only sustainable if scientific credit is generated for all parties involved, and the Institute will play its part in developing a global research environment which rewards data sharing.

The following principles form the basis for data sharing at the Wellcome Genome Campus and the Institute will not consider collaborations that do not adhere to this policy.

Access

The Institute aims to provide rapid access to data sets of use to the research community and will place these in publicly accessible repositories when possible. The Institute will support data and interoperability standards to maximise access and ensure ease of integration with other global resources.

Ethical Considerations

Conducting genetic and genomic research carries responsibilities to protect confidentiality and the privacy of research participants. Access to certain data sets will therefore be carefully managed and granted in a transparent manner to all appropriately qualified researchers.

Rights of Data Providers

The Institute recognises the need for researchers to be appropriately credited for their scientific contribution and investment in data generation. It is therefore expected that all researchers both honour agreements in line with Fort Lauderdale's data sharing principles [1] and appropriately acknowledge the contributions of others [2].

Optimising Translation

The Institute recognises that, in specific instances, the use of intellectual property protection and attendant potential delays to data sharing may be necessary to prevent inappropriately exclusive claims by others and to ensure health benefits occur.

References
  1. Sharing Data from Large-scale Biological Research Projects: A System of Tripartite Responsibility. Report of a meeting organised by the Wellcome Trust and held on 14-15 January 2003 at Fort Lauderdale, USA.
  2. For information on acknowledging the use of data provided by the Institute, please see the WTSI Guidelines on use of data in publications.
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