Data Sharing and Public Access

In keeping with our policy on openness in research, Bates College encourages faculty whenever possible to make research data available to other investigators according to the best practices of their disciplines. In addition, the College provides resources to assist in complying with sponsor mandates and to facilitate data sharing and public access to scholarly products.

Krystie Wilfong, Associate College Librarian for Collection Management, is the Public Access Compliance Representative for purposes of verifying College compliance with NIH Public Access requirements. Please contact her for technical assistance in working with myNCBI, PubMed Central, and/or publishers. Investigators applying for NSF support are encouraged to familiarize themselves with new NSF requirements for public access.

Faculty who want a designated space for electronic notebooks to be shared with their research students should look into collaborative networked file storage through the Bates Academic Research and Scholarship Resources page. It also includes a link to a tool to assist in drafting a Data Management Plan consistent with NSF requirements.

Longer-term storage and finding assistance for electronically available research results and products can be found at SCARAB (Scholarly Communication and Research at Bates), maintained by the staff of the Muskie Archives.