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How do funder and publisher data policy compare?

A goal of the Research Data Program is to align data policies between funders, institutions, and publishers. This will lead to more clarity and consistency, and make life easier for researchers. With that in mind, in October 2021 STM commissioned a research on funder data policies and how they relate to publisher policies. Find the results on Zenodo.  

Scholix: How and Why?

We created a simple step-by-step guide for publishers who want to support data-to-literature links using the Scholix framework by sharing information with Crossref. The document also explains the tremendous advantages of the Scholix framework for publishers and authors. Click here to download.

RSC joins Research Data Program

On September 1st 2021, the Royal Society of Chemistry has joined the Research Data Program, collaborating with over 20 other publishers increasing the update of tools allowing researchers to share, link and datasets in their publications.

Watch the recording of our latest webinar

On March 22nd 2021, a webinar was held on the end-t0-end workflow to link research data to literature, and FAIRsFAIR tools in development relevant to publishers. You can download the presentations from the resources section.

Introducing the STM Research Data program

Regardless of the field of study, sharing data is one of the most fundamental aspects of maintaining the integrity of research. The availability of research data plays a vital role in ensuring reproducibility and the ongoing development of Open Science (also known as Open Scholarship or Open Research). There is thus an increasing need to ensure the availability, discoverability and re-usability of research data for all stakeholders working across scholarly communications. 

STM has declared 2020 the ‘STM Research Data Year’ and in 2021 will continue working with publishers and other stakeholders in the scholarly landscape to boost effective sharing of research data:

  • SHARE: Increase the number of journals with data policies and articles with Data Availability Statements (DAS)
  • LINK: Increase the number of journals that deposit the data links to the SCHOLIX framework
  • CITE: Increase the citations to datasets along the Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles

Getting started information and resources on these actions for publishers are available on this site.

Participating publishers

Participating publishers of the Research Data Year.

The program is governed by a steering committee consisting of representatives of publishers and other key organizations in Open Science:

IJsbrand Jan Aalbersberg (Elsevier), Grace Baynes (SpringerNature), Chris Graf (Wiley), Matthew Cannon (T&F), Debbie Sweet (Cell Press/Elsevier), David Mellor (Centre for Open Science), Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (PLOS), Elizabeth Phimister (NEJM) , Shelley Stall (AGU), Rose Sokol-Chang (APA), Eefke Smit (STM), Hilary Hanahoe (RDA), Rachael Lammey (Crossref), Helena Cousijn (DataCite)


Activities include:

  • Sharing best practices and creating collateral making it easy for publishers to accelerate research data implementations.
  • Organizing meetings (e.g. workshops, webinars), allowing publishers to exchange experiences, tips and lessons learned 
  • Working with individual publishers, including on-site visits supporting implementation efforts 

We are basing our activities on evidence-led, community driven outputs such as:

We launched a dashboard which shows progress on the SHARE-LINK-CITE goals.

For more information on the STM Research Data Year, or how to join the action plan, please contact Joris van Rossum, STM Research Data Director, at