Research Transparency, Data Access, and Data Citation: A Call to Action for Scholarly Publications

This collaborative statement calls upon the scholarly publishing community to take leadership in advancing knowledge through research transparency, data access, and data citation.

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This Call to Action was produced at the “Data Citation and Research Transparency Standards for the Social Sciences” meeting convened by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) on June 13-14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, MI, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

The document has already attracted much attention. It was was discussed at a recent meeting of the Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA), where participants agreed to hold additional discussions on the issue. It is also on the agenda of an upcoming meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA) to discuss common policies for political science journals.