Data Sharing Policy

Data Sharing Policy for the Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences

At the Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Biological Sciences (JIPBS), we prioritize data sharing to enhance scientific transparency, reproducibility, and collaboration. This policy outlines the principles and procedures we follow to facilitate responsible and ethical data sharing.


Data Availability

JIPBS encourages authors to make their research data openly available, adhering to ethical considerations, legal requirements, and institutional policies. Open data increases the visibility and impact of research, enabling other researchers to validate and build upon the findings.


Data Types

Our data-sharing policy includes all relevant data associated with published research, such as raw data, processed data, supplementary data, code scripts, and metadata. This may include quantitative measurements, qualitative observations, clinical records, survey responses, images, and other relevant data forms.


Data Repositories

Authors are required to deposit their research data in established, appropriate data repositories. These repositories should be discipline-specific or have robust infrastructure and standards for data curation, long-term storage, and access. JIPBS recommends using recognized and reputable repositories that provide persistent identifiers (such as DOIs) to ensure proper citation and attribution.


Data Access and Citation

Authors should provide clear instructions on how to access the shared data, including repository names, accession numbers, and any specific access restrictions. A Data Availability Statement must be included in the manuscript, detailing where and how the data can be accessed. Proper citation and acknowledgment of the data source are essential for enabling other researchers to credit the original authors.


Informed Consent and Ethical Considerations

Authors must ensure that data sharing complies with legal and ethical requirements, including obtaining informed consent from study participants. Personal or sensitive information should be appropriately anonymized or de-identified to protect privacy and confidentiality. Authors should also consider intellectual property rights, commercial confidentiality, and contractual obligations when sharing data.


Exceptions and Restrictions

JIPBS recognizes that certain circumstances may necessitate restrictions on data sharing, such as legal or ethical constraints, proprietary data, or sensitive information. In such cases, authors should provide a clear justification for the restrictions in the manuscript and, if possible, offer a mechanism for interested researchers to request access to the data directly from the authors.


Data Sharing Statement

Authors submitting manuscripts to JIPBS are required to include a Data Sharing Statement in their article. This statement should describe whether the data associated with the research will be openly available, deposited in a repository, or accessible upon request, along with any relevant details and restrictions.


Compliance and Verification

JIPBS encourages authors to adhere to this data-sharing policy and provides guidance and support throughout the publication process. The journal reserves the right to verify compliance with the data-sharing policy and may request additional information or clarification from authors if needed.


JIPBS believes that responsible data sharing is essential for advancing scientific knowledge and fostering collaboration. By embracing this policy, authors contribute to the integrity and transparency of research, enabling the scientific community to benefit from shared data resources.