Recipients of the SOMMA public data sets are strongly encouraged to collaborate with SOMMA investigators in the analysis of SOMMA data. If collaborating with a SOMMA investigator, participation in the SOMMA publications review process is required and an analysis plan proposal and publications materials must be submitted for review. Those interested in collaborating with SOMMA should review the SOMMA Publication Guidelines below.

This track involves the following activities:

  1. Develop an analysis proposal using the SOMMA Analysis Plan Form that includes the research question and/or hypothesis, brief background and rationale, variables to be used in the analysis, key mock tables and timelines. This analysis plan should be submitted for review by the SOMMA Publications Committee.
  2. Collaborate with one or more SOMMA investigators in analyzing and publishing the data.
  3. Submit publications materials (e.g. abstracts, manuscripts) for review by the SOMMA Publications Committee prior to submission to a meeting or journal.
  4. Manuscripts where analyses are performed outside of the SOMMA Coordinating Center may be subjected to a code review to check reported numbers and validate findings. Any discrepancies must be resolved before the manuscript is submitted for publication.

SOMMA Publication Guidelines

SOMMA Analysis Plan Form

SOMMA Statistical Review Guidelines

SOMMA Publications Listing

For more information about the SOMMA Publications process, please email