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      Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data

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          This article offers a short guide to the steps scientists can take to ensure that their data and associated analyses continue to be of value and to be recognized. In just the past few years, hundreds of scholarly papers and reports have been written on questions of data sharing, data provenance, research reproducibility, licensing, attribution, privacy, and more, but our goal here is not to review that literature. Instead, we present a short guide intended for researchers who want to know why it is important to "care for and feed" data, with some practical advice on how to do that.

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          Role: Editor
          Journal
          PLoS Comput Biol
          PLoS Comput. Biol
          plos
          ploscomp
          PLoS Computational Biology
          Public Library of Science (San Francisco, USA )
          1553-734X
          1553-7358
          April 2014
          24 April 2014
          : 10
          : 4
          Affiliations
          [1 ]Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
          [2 ]University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
          [3 ]New York University, New York, New York, United States of America
          [4 ]University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America
          [5 ]Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
          [6 ]University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
          [7 ]California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, United States of America
          [8 ]Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania, United States of America
          University of California San Diego, United States of America
          Author notes

          The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

          Article
          PCOMPBIOL-D-13-01481
          10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003542
          1401.2134

          This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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          Pages: 5
          Funding
          The authors received no specific funding for writing this manuscript.
          Categories
          Editorial
          Research and Analysis Methods
          Research Assessment
          Science Policy
          Science Education

          Quantitative & Systems biology

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