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PLoS Curr. 2014 Jun 19;6. pii: ecurrents.tol.bf01eff4a6b60ca4825c69293dc59645. doi: 10.1371/currents.tol.bf01eff4a6b60ca4825c69293dc59645.

Best practices for data sharing in phylogenetic research.

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National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA.
Department of Anatomical Sciences, Stony Brook University, Stonybrook, New York, USA.
KnowledgeVis, LLC, Maitland, Florida, USA.


As phylogenetic data becomes increasingly available, along with associated data on species' genomes, traits, and geographic distributions, the need to ensure data availability and reuse become more and more acute. In this paper, we provide ten "simple rules" that we view as best practices for data sharing in phylogenetic research. These rules will help lead towards a future phylogenetics where data can easily be archived, shared, reused, and repurposed across a wide variety of projects.

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