Research data policies

Research Data Policies

At Springer Nature we want to enable all of our authors and journals to publish the best research, which includes achieving community best practices in the sharing and archiving of research data. We also aim to facilitate compliance with research funder and institution requirements to share data.

To help accomplish this we provide a set of standardised research data policies that can be easily adopted by journals.

These policies:

  • make it easier for researchers to share data and files that support their publications
  • improve author service and experience by standardising research data policies and procedures between journals where appropriate
  • encourage publication of more open and reproducible research
  • increase growth and innovation in research data sharing, and associated tools and services
  • improve editor and peer reviewer service by providing more consistent guidelines and support for research data policies, and increased visibility of data in the peer-review process
  • improve reader service by providing more consistent and useful links between publications and research data
  • provide a dedicated Research Data Support helpdesk for Springer Nature authors and editors

This project is part of a number of Springer Nature activities to help ensure that the data at the heart of scholarly research are appropriately archived and, where possible, widely accessible.

Find out more about our different Research Data Policy types.