Data availability statement

Many scientific journals request authors to include a data availability statement (also called data accessibility statement) in submitted articles. We advise you to check if your target journal has any specific recommendations regarding the format.

If you need inspiration, this is what the statement could look like:

The sequence data presented in this paper contains sensitive information that cannot be shared openly. The authors' intention is however to share the data under controlled access via FEGA Sweden once this repository becomes operational. FEGA Sweden is a national node of the Federated European Genome-phenome Archive (FEGA), which is hosted by the National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) at SciLifeLab. The datasets will then be findable through the European Genome-phenome Archive web portal ( Information about the datasets included in this study is available at SciLifeLab Data Repository, DOI {insert DOI}.


Until FEGA Sweden is taken into production it is advisable to create a metadata record describing the data. The last sentence in the example text above includes a reference to such a metadata record. You can read more about metadata records in the SciLifeLab Research Data Management Guidelines.