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It is the policy of NIH that the results of research accomplished through Federal support should be made available to the public. To meet this requirement, NIH applicants are required to provide a Data Sharing Plan (Resource Sharing Plan), as described in the NIH Data Sharing Policy and SF424 (R&R) Application Guide.  If you are applying for nanotechnology-based research funding that requires a data sharing or data management plan, you may find useful information in the document caNanoLab & Data Sharing   that can be used in your research proposal. The suggested text is based on the requirements for NIH Data Sharing Plans, but please feel free to modify this text to fit the needs of your proposed research. For additional information about caNanoLab or to reference caNanoLab, please refer to Gaheen et al., 2013, caNanoLab: data sharing to expedite the use of nanotechnology in biomedicine. Comput. Sci. Discov. 6 014010 doi:10.1088/1749-4699/6/1/014010.

How do I cite caNanoLab?

Authors who use caNanoLab should acknowledge caNanoLab in their work by properly referencing caNanoLab samples. The majority of caNanoLab sample record information is curated from publications. For these, please acknowledge the associated publication and caNanoLab either by citation or in the acknowledgements section of your publication.

Please alert us by email of any publications that cite or acknowledge the use of caNanoLab to enable us to highlight it on our website. Below are options for including caNanoLab use in publications.

  • Example acknowledgement: "The results <published or shown> here are in whole or partly based upon data made available through caNanoLab: For questions, please contact the NCI Center for Biomedical Informatics or Information Technology."
  • General caNanoLab citation: Please cite the caNanoLab publication available at either Comput Sci Discover or Beilstein J Nanotechnol.
  • Citing published caNanoLab data: Please cite the associated publication when using information from a sample record in caNanoLab. Publication information can be found under the Publication Tab on the left-hand side Navigation Tree for each sample.
  • Citing unpublished caNanoLab data (no associated publication record): Please cite the caNanoLab sample page using the following format –Sample Name, caNanoLab Data Portal, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland. World Wide Web (URL: [Date data retrieved (month, yr)].

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