In order to improve the long term sustainability, we are transitioning
the data sharing model from hosting data at
to using better
resources publicly available. One of these resources we recommend is
the Open Science Framework -
It has more advantages than what we can offer:
- Free; supported by Center for Open Science (COS).
- Long term sustainability: OSF is supported through grants from a variety of supporters, with its current revenue more than $7 million.
- Preservation fund of $250,000 sufficient for 50+ years of hosting read access to the current data in the event that COS had to curtail.
- Alliances with many university libraries for data sharing and access.
- Flexible features for users: it supports both private and public workflows. Projects or components of projects can be kept private for collaborators or made public controlled by users.
- DOIs available for public projects and registrations.
- Support API tools.
See OSF FAQ (http://help.osf.io/m/faqs
) for more details.
While we can continue to host new user data as we did in the past, we want
users to be aware that NAGRP program will be funded until the year 2023,
and funding after 2023 is unknown. In the meantime, we are helping users
to move the currently hosted data at
AnimalGenome.ORG to OSF.
See Frequently Asked Questions #4
for ways how to cite the data source for using data hosted here.