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Data Sharing & Standards

NIH Data Sharing Policy requires the timely release and sharing of data to be no later than the acceptance for publication of the main findings from the final dataset. The specific time will be influenced by the nature of the data collected. NIH also expects grant applicants to include a plan for data sharing or to state why data sharing is not possible, especially if $500K or more of direct cost is requested in any single year.

Data Standards

Minimum Information about a Genome Sequence: MIGS

Minimum Information about a Metagenome Sequence: MIMS

Minimum Information about an ENvironmental Sequence: MIENS

Minimum Information about a Microarray Experiment: MIAME

Minimum Information about a Proteomics Experiment: MIAPE

Data Submission

The Cyberinfrastructure Group (CIG) of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) supports data sharing and provides assistance in submitting data to public data repositories such as GenBank, GEO, ArrayExpress, PRIDE and BRCs. VBI's CIG helps users to prepare data in correct format and ensures that the data comply with the standard requirements. For assistance, please contact Dr. Chunhong Mao.