Data Sharing by Scientists: Practices and Perceptions

  title={Data Sharing by Scientists: Practices and Perceptions},
  author={Carol Tenopir and Suzie Allard and Kimberly Douglass and Arsev U. Aydinoglu and Lei Wu and Eleanor Read and Maribeth Manoff and Mike Frame},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND Scientific research in the 21st century is more data intensive and collaborative than in the past. It is important to study the data practices of researchers--data accessibility, discovery, re-use, preservation and, particularly, data sharing. Data sharing is a valuable part of the scientific method allowing for verification of results and extending research from prior results. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS A total of 1329 scientists participated in this survey exploring current… CONTINUE READING
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