Official Journal of the College of Nursing, University of Mosul

Research data:

Data sharing is crucial for promoting scientific advancement, transparency, and reproducibility. The Mosul Journal of Nursing recognizes the significance of data sharing and actively supports researchers in storing, sharing, discovering, and reusing data. We are committed to collaborating with various stakeholders to overcome challenges associated with data sharing and utilization. While research data is often disseminated through journal articles, there is a considerable amount of data that remains inaccessible through traditional publication methods. Our research data policy addresses this issue by providing a framework for facilitating the discovery and accessibility of hidden data. The concept of research data may vary across different fields, but it generally refers to the outcomes of observations or experiments that validate research findings and have not been previously published in journal articles. Research data encompasses a wide range of elements, including raw data, processed data, software, algorithms, protocols, methods, and materials, among others.

The Mosul Journal of Nursing's research data policy is guided by the following principles:

  1. Open Access: Research data should be made freely available to all researchers whenever possible, without imposing unnecessary reuse restrictions.
  2. Researcher Control: Researchers should retain control over how and when their research data is accessed and used. They should be acknowledged and appreciated for their efforts in creating and sharing their data.
  3. Discipline-Specific Considerations: The diverse expectations and practices regarding research data across different disciplines should be taken into account and accommodated.
  4. Collaboration: Effective reuse of research data is a collective objective, requiring collaboration among all stakeholders. By working together, duplication of efforts can be avoided, and efficiencies can be achieved.
  5. Enhancing Research Data: Platforms, publications, tools, and curation services play a vital role in improving the discoverability, usability, reusability, and citation of research data.
  6. Recognition of Contributions: When individuals or organizations contribute value or incur significant costs in enhancing research data for better reuse, their contributions should be acknowledged and valued.

By adhering to these principles, The Mosul Journal of Nursing aims to promote the accessibility, usability, and recognition of research data, fostering a culture of openness and collaboration in the research community.