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Research Data Management: Data Policies


Legislation & National Policy

Public Access Policies - Federal Agencies

Clinical Trials

The final rule for Clinical Trials Registration and Results Information Submission (42 CFR Part 11) clarifies and expands requirements for submitting clinical trial registration and results information to

Effective date for the final rule is January 18, 2017 and the compliance date is April 18, 2017.

A full analysis of the Final Rule is available at:

Zarin DA, Tse T, Williams RJ, Carr S. Special Report Trial Reporting in ClinicalTrials . gov — The Final Rule. 2016;375(20):1998-2004. Available from:

Publisher & Journal Data Sharing Policies

Check Instructions to Authors for details on how to handle associated data files before submitting a manuscript to any journal. Examples of publishers that require data submission are Nature Publishing Group (PDF), Science, and PLoS.