Welcome to the MSK Data Catalog!

To support our researchers’ scholarly activities, I am delighted to announce the launch of the MSK Data Catalog.  Our instance of the Catalog is part of the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP) and was developed to help researchers identify data resources that may inform their project or research question, and to connect them with other data authors and experts. For data creators, it promotes greater exposure and reuse of their datasets while providing appropriate protections and access control. 


MSK Data Catalog: https://datacatalog.mskcc.org

Datasets play a critical role in the research landscape as we see a growing number of funders, government agencies, and publishers requiring that non-traditional outputs like datasets be made available to support better reproducibility and replicability in research.  Examples include Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health, PLoS, and Springer Nature – all require that datasets are made publicly accessible immediately upon publication of the research paper.

We hope that the depth and breadth of datasets included in this resource will be largely driven by our research community, but we also plan to proactively seek published works from January 2018 onward that include dataset availability information.

Don’t hesitate to contact Anthony Dellureficio, Associate Librarian, Data Management or me to learn more about this new resource.  You can also review information about the Catalog or suggest datasets for inclusion.  Please consider working with us to include your publication’s dataset record!

Donna Gibson
Director of Library Services