Expectations for sharing sensitive data or data about human research participants

Our journals acknowledge that reasonable restrictions on data availability may be necessary in order to protect human privacy, biosafety or to respect terms of use for data obtained under licence from third parties. If your data cannot be shared openly, you should include a data availability statement which describes why access to the data may be limited. 

You could also consider using a controlled access repository, where appropriate. For more information, please contact us.

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