U-P-S-I-D-E – data sharing policy

A paper (that I found only recently) summarizes the responsibility of authorship in the life sciences. Sharing publication- related data is a key element of the life sciences and there is concern that in practice materials are not always readily available to the research community. U-P-S-I-D-E stands for “uniform principles for sharing integral data and materials expeditiously”. The authors come from major U.S. universities and companies and have developed 10 recommendations that should be in the curriculum of every PhD program – go to the executive summary at www.plantphysiol.org/cgi/doi/10.1104/pp.900068