Data availability statement templates

If you’re submitting your paper to a Taylor & Francis journal with a data sharing policy, you’ll be prompted to provide a data availability statement with your submission.

A data availability statement (sometimes referred to as a ‘data access statement’) is crucial in signposting where the data associated with a paper is available, and under what conditions the data can be accessed, including links (where applicable) to the data set.

The table below contains template statements that can be used or adapted – this is not an exhaustive list, and an individual data set might warrant a different type of statement.

Please note: if you are submitting to a journal where submissions are double-blind peer reviewed, the main text file should not include any information that might identify the authors. As a data availability statement could reveal your identity, we recommend that you remove this from the anonymized version of the manuscript.

Availability of data Template for data availability statement
Data openly available in a public repository that issues datasets with DOIsThe data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name e.g “figshare”] at http://doi.org/[doi], reference number [reference number].
Data openly available in a public repository that does not issue DOIsThe data that support the findings of this study are openly available in [repository name] at [URL], reference number [reference number].
Data derived from public domain resourcesThe data that support the findings of this study are available in [repository name] at [URL/DOI], reference number [reference number]. These data were derived from the following resources available in the public domain: [list resources and URLs]
Data available within the article or its supplementary materialsThe authors confirm that the data supporting the findings of this study are available within the article [and/or] its supplementary materials.
Data generated at a central, large-scale facility, available upon requestRaw data were generated at [facility name]. Derived data supporting the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author [initials] on request.
Embargo on data due to commercial restrictionsThe data that support the findings will be available in [repository name] at [URL / DOI link] following a [6 month] embargo from the date of publication to allow for commercialisation of research findings.
Data available on request due to privacy/ethical restrictionsThe data that support the findings of this study are available on request from the corresponding author, [initials]. The data are not publicly available due to [restrictions e.g. their containing information that could compromise the privacy of research participants].
Data subject to third party restrictionsThe data that support the findings of this study are available [from] [third party]. Restrictions apply to the availability of these data, which were used under licence for this study. Data are available [from the authors / at URL] with the permission of [third party].
Data available on request from the authorsThe data that support the findings of this study are available from the corresponding author, [author initials], upon reasonable request.
Data sharing not applicable – no new data generatedData sharing is not applicable to this article as no new data were created or analysed in this study.

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