Through data publishing, we aim to make scientific data more reusable, discoverable, interpretable, and citable.
Springer Nature’s flagship open data journal, Scientific Data, offers authors the opportunity to describe and share their research data with a wide audience. Our Research Data Support Helpdesk helps authors and editors find out how best to deal with their data and understand funder and institute mandates. With journal-level Research Data Policies, we ensure that the data at the heart of scholarly research are appropriately archived and, where possible, widely accessible.
BMC Research Notes publishes dark data - single observations, short null results, orphan data and confirmatory results, among others. We believe this data can contribute to developments in the scientific field, so we launched BMC Research Notes to give it a home. The ‘data note’ article type offers authors a peer-reviewed, citeable summary of their data.