Share – Link – Cite

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STM Research Data celebrates its first year anniversary

Over the course of 12-months the programme tracked that the average number of journals with data policies across participating publishers went up 80% (from 29 pct to 52 pct) whilst the number of articles that contained data availability statements (DASs) more than doubled, from 7% to 15%. For more results, see our newly launched dashboard.

Interview with FAIRsFAIR

STM was interviewed on the role of publishers in the implementation of FAIR data. Click here to listen to the podcast.

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), Wouter Haak (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)


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