Why share your image data?
There are many benefits to sharing your images and meta-data.
|Cecily Bishop||Oregon State University||Sheep, cows, macaque|
|C. Loren Buck||Northern Arizona University||Arctic ground squirrel||https://in.nau.edu/buck-lab/|
|Pierre Comizzoli||Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute||Endangered species|
|Francesca Duncan||Northwestern University||Mice||https://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/duncan/|
|Jodi Flaws||University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign||Mice||https://vetmed.illinois.edu/flawslab/|
|Latonya Jackson||University of Cincinnati||Fish|
|Aileen Keating||Iowa State University||Mice, pigs, cows||https://faculty.sites.iastate.edu/akeating/|
|James Nagler||University of Idaho||Fish|
|Cathy Propper||Northern Arizona University||Amphibians||https://directory.nau.edu/departments?id=10211&person=propper&src=biological-sciences|
|Ana Paula R. Rodrigues||Universidade Estadual de Ceara – UECE||Goats, sheep, cows|
|Maria Sepulveda||Purdue University||Fish||https://www.purdue.edu/fnr/sites/sepulveda/|
|Shuo Xiao||Rutgers University||Mice, cows||https://eohsi.rutgers.edu/eohsi-directory/name/shuo-xiao/|
|Kelly Young||California State University, Long Beach||Hamsters, crows|
|Maria Bondesson||Indiana University||Zebrafish||https://luddy.indiana.edu/contact/profile/?profile_id=484|
Depositing your data in MOTHER can help you realize these goals by:
- Sharing provides a backup of your data. If anything were to happen to your current method of long-term storage (like expiration of funding), MOTHER provides a separate storage location and funding stream.
- Your data can outlive your professional life. Quality imaging data does not get old and data you have may be of benefit to a researcher far in the future. Advances in image analysis may depend on access to your MOTHER-shared data. The long-term value of your data depends on its continued reuse, often in ways that were inconceivable when the data were collected.
- US funding agencies are changing their requirements for data sharing and archiving. Starting January 25, 2023 the NIH will implement a new Data Management and Sharing Plan policy. This policy requires robust sharing of data as well as a plan for the long term persistence of data. MOTHER can help you adhere to these new policies. For more information on the NIH policy see https://sharing.nih.gov/data-management-and-sharing-policy/about-data-management-and-sharing-policy/data-management-and-sharing-policy-overview#after.
- Data sharing in other parts of the world is often required. For example, the European Union has a long standing requirement for FAIR treatment of data. MOTHER helps you with the Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable aspects of your commitment to FAIR principles.