Write a data availability statement for a paper

Your data availability statement should describe how the data supporting the results reported in your paper can be accessed. This includes both primary data (data you generated as part of your study) and secondary data (data from other sources that you reused in your study). If the data are in a repository, include hyperlinks and persistent identifiers for the data where available.

If your data cannot be shared openly for any reason, for example to protect study participant privacy, then this should be explained in the data availability statement. If accessing or reusing your data is subject to any conditions of use or restrictions, these should also be described in the data availability statement.

Go to our data availability statement resource page for more information on writing data availability statements, and examples for different research areas. For more information, please email researchdatahelpdesk@springernature.com.

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