[diagram] Add route for when open sharing consent is not available
Add a route in the diagram for when consent for (in vivio human) open data sharing was not given, e.g. for historical data. This may redirect to a letter to the editor, for example as below.
Below letter to the editor was prepared for a submission to Wellcome Open Research. Here data for which there is no consent for sharing falls under their “exceptions” description:
"We recognise that there may be cases where openly sharing data may not be feasible (due to ethical or confidentiality considerations) […] If you think that you cannot provide the source data, please let the editorial team know, so we can advise further.”
We are pleased to submit our paper [...] for your consideration.
We are pleased to publish all anonymised behavioural data with the publication, along with the analysis code and stimulation presentation materials. We will also publish the code which generates the submitted figures (Note: list the behavioural figures if they have been prepared) exactly from the behavioural data. All code and behavioural data will be made available via the Open Science Framework.
The neuroimaging data were acquired in [anything predating CUREC AP17 version 6.3] and consent for open sharing was not established at that time. It is not possible to completely anonymise the raw MRI data, as each data set is unique to the individual participant. As the data cannot be anonymised we are required to control access inline with “biometric” data as defined by UK-GDPR. (Note: once data are anonymised they no longer fall under UK-GDPR, but the argument here is that we cannot anonymise)
We are pleased to share the aggregated clinical neuroimaging data once it has been transformed from identifiable participant space to a normalised space. These data will be made available as unthresholded participant level statistical maps of each of our conditions (Note: You could just publish your contrasts of interest. The individual conditions would be more meaningful, I think, but potentially more work) via Neurovault. We will also publish the code which generates neuroimaging figures (Note: list figures if available) via the Open Science Framework.
Sharing the aggregated data on Neurovault will make the data available for re-use in meta-analysis using this well established platform. For researchers interested in conducting more detailed re-analysis or re-use of this data, we would be pleased to facilitate closed or 1-to-1 sharing of the raw data with appropriate institutional contracts in place to protect the privacy of the participants. Such interested particles will be advised to contact the corresponding author.
We will align our shared materials with the FAIR principles. All shared materials will be issued with a DOI (via the Open Science Framework, Zenodo or the Oxford University Research Archive) and licensed for re-use with a CC-BY-4.0 license. All data will be shared using the appropriate discipline specific standards (for example the Brain Imaging Data Structure for neuroimaging data) and on repositories which have been assessed for persistence and sustainability. Behavioural data will be shared in open format machine readable .csv files, and supported by appropriate metadata including a data dictionary which describes all variables.
We have liaised with the WIN Open Neuroimaging Team for guidance in preparing these materials for sharing. We are confident that following the above procedure is appropriate for data of this type, such that it is “as open as possible, and as closed as necessary”. We feel this proposed level of sharing will maximise the openness of this publication within the legal and ethical constraints.
Please could you confirm that the above described procedure would be acceptable by the standards required for publication in your journal [...]
Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions [...]