Collaborating and data sharing

The SWIMS team encourages collaborations and/or the sharing of data collected by the SWIMS project with well-matched high quality researchers, to ensure that the scientific potential of the SWIMS project is maximised, provided that:

  • The privacy of individuals is protected and any subsequent data-sharing agreement prohibits any attempt to (a) identify study participants from the released data or otherwise breach confidentiality, (b) make unapproved contact with study participants.
  • Ethical and legal consents where appropriate are obtained before the release of data or any collaboration can proceed.
  • The privilege of the SWIMS team to analyse the data is not infringed by the proposal. Unnecessary duplication and competition is to be avoided.
  • Data sharing must meet rigorous data security standards.

Release of the data to the applicant is dependent on the research plan being approved by the SWIMS Data-Sharing Committee; all appropriate ethical and legal approvals being obtained by the applicant; a Collaboration/Data-Sharing Agreement being in place between the SWIMS team and the academic institution that employs the researcher; and SWIMS team resources being available.Further informant can be found in the SWIMS Data Sharing Policy & Guidelines Document.

Contact us

Queries

For an informal discussion of the suitability of an application, email swimsproject@plymouth.ac.uk and provide your name, institution, department, contact details and a brief summary of your research interests. Please use the email heading of 'DATA REQUEST QUERY' to make it easier for us to process requests.  


Data requests

To submit a data-sharing request, email a completed application form to swimsproject@plymouth.ac.uk. Please use the email heading of 'DATA REQUEST' to make it easier for us to process requests. 


Collaboration requests

To submit a collaboration request, email a completed application form to swimsproject@plymouth.ac.uk. Please use the email heading of 'COLLABORATION REQUEST' to make it easier for us to process requests.