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Institutional review boards need new skills to review data sharing and management plans


New federal rules require researchers to submit plans for how to manage and share their scientific data, but institutional ethics boards may be underprepared to review them.

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The authors wish to thank E. Anderson, H. Fernandez Lynch and members of AEREO: The Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight for their feedback on earlier versions of this article.

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L.G. is a full-time employee of Advarra IRB. K.S. is a full-time employee of the Harvard Chan School IRB.

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Rahimzadeh, V., Serpico, K. & Gelinas, L. Institutional review boards need new skills to review data sharing and management plans. Nat Med 29, 1307–1309 (2023).

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