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Concerns grow about proposed standards for data repositories

Repository rules proposed by publishers are ‘too narrow’, European funders and universities say

European university and funder associations have added to a growing chorus of concern about a proposed set of criteria for judging data repositories—archives for research results—and making recommendations regarding their use.

The criteria were set out in an October 2020 paper called ‘Data Repository Selection: Criteria That Matter’, written by two dozen authors who mainly work for publishers including Cambridge University Press, eLife, Elsevier, PLOS, Springer Nature and Wiley.

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