Data access statements: further examples

Below we provide some genuine examples of data access statements from funded and non-funded research, as well as examples of poor and insufficient statements.

Genuine examples of data access statements


Brown, AG., Rhodes, EJ., Davis, S., Zhang, Y., Pears, B., Whitehouse, NJ., Bradley, C., Bennett, J., Schwenninger, JL., Firth, A., Hughes, P., & Walling, D. (2021). Late Quaternary evolution of a lowland anastomosing river system: geological-topographic inheritance, non-uniformity and implications for biodiversity and management. Quaternary Science Reviews, 260, [106929].

Data availability

All the data used in this paper are contained in the text or in the Supplementary Information, except where otherwise stated

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Conroy, M., Malik, A.Y., Hale, C. et al. Using practical wisdom to facilitate ethical decision-making: a major empirical study of phronesis in the decision narratives of doctors. BMC Med Ethics 22, 16 (2021).

Availability of data and materials

The datasets generated and/analysed during the current study are publicly available at: The final dataset of the 15 virtues presented as the findings from this research are also available as supplementary files (1 and 2).

Wellcome Trust

Bratton L, Adams RC, Challenger A et al. The association between exaggeration in health-related science news and academic press releases: a replication study [version 2; peer review: 2 approved]. Wellcome Open Res 2019, 4:148 (

Data availability

Underlying data

Open Science Framework: ISRCTN10492618: RCT of optimal press release wording on health-related news coverage. (Chambers et al., 2019).

Details of how to access and use the database can be found in file ‘Insciout_Documentation.html’. The underlying data used for this study can be found in folder ‘Raw data’, file ‘before_after_data; extracted data for this study can be found in folder ‘Processed data’, file ‘Replication_of_sumner2014_data’.

Data are available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC-BY 4.0).

Natural Environment Research Council

Srivastava, D., Xu, J., VU, V. T., Liu, D., Li, L., Fu, P., Hou, S., Moreno Palmerola, N., Shi, Z., & Harrison, R. (2021). Insight into PM2.5 Sources by Applying Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) at an Urban and Rural Site of Beijing. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics21, 14703-14724 .

Data availability

Data supporting this publication are openly available from the UBIRA eData repository at (Harrison and Srivastava, 2021).

Social Science and Humanities Research Council

Wagner, K., Bartels, S.A., Weber, S. et al. UNsupported: The Needs and Rights of Children Fathered by UN Peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Hum Rights Rev (2022).

Data Availability

The datasets used during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

We attest to the originality of the submission and confirm that the manuscript has been submitted solely to this journal and has not been published elsewhere.

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

Taylor, B., Hewison, A., Cross-Sudworth, F. et al. Transformational Change in maternity services in England: a longitudinal qualitative study of a national transformation programme ‘Early Adopter’. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 57 (2022).

Availability of data and materials

The datasets generated and analysed during the current study are not publicly available as consent was not provided by participants to share their data with third parties.

No funder

Dadjo, J., Ahinkorah, B.O. & Yaya, S. Health insurance coverage and antenatal care services utilization in West Africa. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 311 (2022).

Availability of data and materials

Data for this study were sourced from Demographic and Health surveys (DHS) and available here:

Examples of poor and insufficient DAS

Too vague statement without the provision of a persistent identifier of accession number

Data availability statement

Data are available in a public, open access repository.

Data access statement as part of the methods section


All data and codes are available under the following OSF repository: 

An unclear statement whether or not there is data

Availability of data and materials

Not applicable

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