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PLOS Data Policy

Mar 3, 2014

PLOS has always had a policy that supporting data must be openly available, but beginning this month, the revised PLOS Data Policy requires authors to provide a Data Availability Statement when submitting a manuscript.  The Data Availability Statement should describe compliance with the PLOS Data Policy, and the statement will be published with the article, if accepted.  The policy describes acceptable data-sharing methods, which include depositing data in an appropriate public repository and submitting data as supplementary files.

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