|TalkBank||Principles of Data Sharing|
The basic principle behind TalkBank is that researchers would like to share their data, because they think they are important and can interest others. Data can only be shared if you have secured IRB approval for your study and informed consent from your subjects. However, apart from this basic consideration there are several additional reasons to share data and some reasons not to share data.
There are several good reasons to share data:
But there are also some reasons not to share data. Data should not be shared if they do not have IRB approval. Also, untenured faculty are often under more competitive pressure than tenured faculty. For this reason, they may decide not to share data until they have published the basic findings. However, this exemption from data sharing does not apply to tenured faculty. In practice, we have never seen a case in which a person's ability to publish findings has been limited by contributing data.