Data deposition and data sharing


Community-endorsed public repositories

Where community-endorsed mandates exist for submission of data to public repositories, authors should submit the datasets to the appropriate repositories and provide the accession numbers (where available) in the paper. Authors should include a statement in their manuscript about where the data can be found and provide links to the publicly archived datasets. The statement of data availability should explain which additional unpublished data from the study, if any, are available, to whom, and how these can be obtained. These datasets can also be cited in the reference list and this is particularly encouraged when the datasets have a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). In cases where authors do not wish to share their data or are unable to do so, they should state that data will not be shared and the reasons why.

Data availability and deposition

As part of the Taylor & Francis Group, Dove Medical Press offers a suite of data-sharing policies which can be found here. A list of recommended data repositories is also available here.

Examples of more specific repositories are listed below:

Data type 

Suggested repositories

DNA and RNA sequences

EMBL Nucleotide Sequence Database (ENA)

DNA and RNA sequencing

NCBI Trace Archive
NCBI Sequence Read Archive (SRA)

Gene expression

Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO)

Genetic polymorphisms

dbVar NCBI
European Variation Archive (EVA)

Linked genotype and phenotype data

European Genome-Phenome Archive (EGA)

Protein sequences


Proteomics data


Metabolomics data

Metabolomics Workbench

3-D printable models

NIH 3D Print Exchange

Neuroimaging data


Macromolecular structures

Biological Magnetic Resonance Data Bank (BMRB)
Electron Microscopy Data Resource (EMDB)
Worldwide Protein Data Bank (wwPDB)
RCSB Protein Data Bank (PDB)

Updated 15 June 2020