The Sharing of Research Data in the Cell & Tissue Engineering Area: Is It a Common Practice?

Aleixandre-Benavent Rafael, Lucas-Domínguez Rut, Sixto-Costoya Andrea, Vidal-Infer Antonio
Stem Cells and Development

The availability of research data sets is an important milestone because it can enhance the dynamics of research. This study aims to analyze the PubMed Central repository to determine the availability and type of raw data sets in Cell & Tissue Engineering journals indexed in Journal Citation Reports. The number and types of files were registered. The main finding of this study is that, beyond the mandatory deposit of data in specific repositories that some journals require, the exchange of data as supplementary material in the Cell & Tissue Engineering journals is not a common practice since researchers are still reticent to do so.