TABLE 5-1 Responsibilities of Groups Within the Research Enterprise



Research Institutions and Research Libraries

Research Sponsors

Professional Societies



Data Integrity







Manage projects to ensure data integrity






Receive appropriate training for data management






Participate in development of professional standards for management of data



Provide support for training in data management




Recognize appropriateness of financial support for data professionals






Help ensure that contributions of data professionals are recognized and rewarded


Data Access and Sharing







Make data and other information integral to reported results accessible in a timely manner






Ascertain whether data are publicly accessible and, if not, whether restrictions are appropriate






If data are not accessible, explain why publicly






If necessary, develop standards for data accessibility (with parties appropriate for field)

Except where restrictions are justified, require that data be made available




Promote sharing of data through public recognition of outstanding data-sharing efforts, funding, and publication policies



Establish clear policies for management of and access to research data






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