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Data Usage Policy

In 2009 the Toronto International Data Release Workshop agreed on a policy statement about prepublication data sharing (Nature 461, 168-170). Prepublication data release was recommended for genetic association studies involving "genomewide association analysis of thousands of samples", among other kinds of studies.

Accordingly, many of the datasets in T3 are being made available prior to publication of a global analysis by the data producers. Guidelines for appropriate sharing of these data are given in the excerpt from the Toronto Statement below.

Toronto Statement

Data producers should state their intentions and enable analyses of their data by:

Data analysts/users should freely analyse released prepublication data and act responsibly in publishing analyses of those data by: