Request for Community partnership in data resource licensing planning

<p>We write an open letter to the NIH Data Research Council to initiate a dialog regarding NIH decisions on data use agreements and licenses. We are members of NIH-funded research groups that collect and/or integrate biomedical data from diverse sources for the purpose of advancing diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, and mechanistic discovery. </p><p><br></p><p>We welcome additional signatories here:</p><p>https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fbwKxnPu5f1YXlMM6UMyfBqHx_Inz86tKzwRFO4W8jQ<br></p><br><p>Summary:</p><br><ul><li><p>The current diversity of data use agreements and licenses significantly hampers the ability to reuse and redistribute data in various informatics contexts.</p></li><li><p>We believe that any mandatory data licensing policy must also include a plan for ensuring access, sustainability, and data quality. </p></li><li><p>We request community partnership with NIH to develop common licensing and data reuse plans. </p></li></ul>