Request for community partnership

Because the lack of hassle-free legal integration and redistribution of data is a fundamental barrier in science, the community wrote to the NIH Scientific Data Council to ask for partnership in helping to solve this issue. If you would like to sign the letter, please do so here.


To make a formal request, add a resource, create a pull request for an edit, or for general questions please use our issue tracker.


The (Re)usable Data Project and reusabledata.org was developed as part of the NCATS Biomedical Data Translator and the Monarch Initiative, where the reuse and free redistribution of publicly available data for disease discovery was burdensome. The (Re)usable Data Project was created to help others navigate the legal synthesis and redistribution of public data and to help data providers make it easier for others to use and reuse their data.

We are grateful to the many original sources of our data for allowing their integration.


Current information on contributing new resources or updating already evaluated ones can be found at here.


  • Seth Carbon, Berkeley BBOP, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Robin Champieux, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Melissa Haendel, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, OSU; Oregon Clinical & Translational Research Institute, OHSU
  • Julie McMurry, Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing, OSU
  • Lilly Winfree, Open Knowledge International
  • Letisha Wyatt, OHSU Library, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Alex H. Wagner, Nationwide Children's Hospital; Ohio State University

Citation policy

If you wish to cite the (Re)usable Data Project, please use the following:


Carbon, Seth, Robin Champieux, Julie A. McMurry, Lilly Winfree, Letisha R. Wyatt, and Melissa A. Haendel. “An Analysis and Metric of Reusable Data Licensing Practices for Biomedical Resources.” PLOS ONE 14, no. 3 (March 27, 2019): e0213090.

All copyrightable materials on this site are © 2019 the (Re)usable Data Project under the CC-BY 4.0 license.
The (Re)usable Data Project is funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) OT3 TR002019 as part of the Biomedical Data Translator project and U24TR002306 as part of the CTSA Program National Center for Data to Health (CD2H).
The (Re)usable Data Project would like to acknowledge the assistance of many more people than can be listed here. Please visit the about page for the full list.