The European Association of Science Editors (EASE) is an international community of individuals and associations from diverse backgrounds, linguistic traditions and professional experiences in science communication and editing.

EASE Statement on Data Sharing

In response to the ICMJE call for comment on data sharing EASE has issued a statement on data sharing.

EASE supports all initiatives on data sharing that are: (i) based on good editorial practice; (ii) take data protection issues into account; and (iii) consider publication ethical codes of conduct. As such, EASE is in agreement with the recently proposed requirement from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) that makes sharing of clinical trial data mandatory for manuscript acceptance by its member journals.

Date: 10 June 2017