- Large domain-specific datasets should be deposited in a public repository (e.g. GenBank, INSDC, Protein Data Bank, UK Stem Cell Bank, Addgene, RIKEN Bioresource Centre) and an accession number or access address provided in the published article. Additional databases may be found by consulting the BioSharing database, re3data.org, or the NIH Data Sharing Repositories list.
- Where suitable domain-specific repositories do not exist, authors may deposit in either Dryad, Dataverse, the Open Science Framework, or an institutional repository and provide the access information with the manuscript. Alternately, authors may choose to deposit non-standard data (including figures, posters, rich media) on Figshare or PeerJ Preprints, for example. In all cases, the DOI reference (where applicable) should be provided in the article.
- Any supporting data sets for which there are no suitable repositories must be made available as publishable Supplemental Information files by PeerJ Preprints.
- Where appropriate, physical materials (for example mutant seed stock, or paleontological specimens), should be deposited in recognized centers (for example seed stock centers for the former, or recognized museums or institutions for the latter).
- A non exhaustive list of repositories for physical materials such as cell lines or mutant strains includes the RIKEN Bioresource Centre; the Jackson Laboratory; the European Mouse Mutant Archive; the European Conditional Mouse Mutagenesis Program; the American Type Culture Collection; the Knockout Mouse Project; Addgene; the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Centers.
- Where novel research compounds are used, their chemical identity must be disclosed.
- In accordance with the principles in Sharing Publication-Related Data and Materials (National Academies Press, 2003), research using proprietary data must also evaluate a piece of comparable public data if the authors cannot or do not make the proprietary data available.
- We strongly encourage that the software be made open source, available under an appropriate license, and deposited in an appropriate archive.
Note PeerJ Preprints should not be used to name or propose new nomenclatural acts (as per the policies which have been put in place by organizations such as the ICZN and ICN). Instead these articles should be submitted to the peer-reviewed PeerJ journal.
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