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Call for datasets / short papers for JMIR Data

"The future is data" (Patty Brennan, Incoming NLM Director, 2016)

Do you have a dataset that has already been analyzed and led to a number of publications, but which could also be valuable for other researchers? Do you want to get credit for generating a potentially interesting dataset even if you are not the one who wish to analyze them? Do you wish to launch a challenge / competition (you have a dataset, and want others to solve a problem or answer a question with it - can be combined with publishing a competition document in JMIR Challenges).

JMIR Data is a new unique journal focusing on the publication and curation of datasets, small and large, in the field of medicine and health.

This can include - but is not limited to - molecular and genomic data, patient/participant data from trials and experiments (properly anonymized), patient-generated data (e.g. from accelerometers/mobile apps) or patient-reported outcomes, unstructured data such as interview/focus group transscripts, "big data" from a variety of data sources, or unusual data such as Internet log files or app usage files.

For the paper we recommend the following structure:

In addition to publishing brief papers with datasets, we will also publish viewpoint papers, tutorials and reviews related to collection of datasets, ethics and privacy (e.g. de-identification methods), file formats and curation of datasets.

Data will be lightly peer-reviewed, with a focus on privacy (can individuals be re-identified?) and on the brief paper accompaniying the dataset.

Submit your dataset and brief paper at

There are no publication/submission fees.