Data Sharing and Public Access

In keeping with our commitment to openness in intellectual inquiry, research, and education, Bates encourages faculty to make research data available according to the best practices of their disciplines. Bates also provides resources to facilitate data sharing and public access to scholarly products.

Krystie Wilfong, Associate College Librarian for Collection Management, is the Public Access Compliance Representative who verifies National Institutes of Health (NIH) public access requirements. Please contact her for technical assistance in working with myNCBI, PubMed Central, and/or publishers.

Those applying for National Science Foundation support are encouraged to review the NSF requirements for public access.

The Resources for Academic Research and Scholarship page includes several data management, dissemination, and file storage tools.

SCARAB (Scholarly Communication and Research at Bates) is the institutional repository for scholarly and creative works produced by faculty, students and staff. SCARAB has a dual role in both promoting access to the college’s scholarly output and ensuring its long-term preservation. The repository is sponsored and administered by Information and Library Services.