Open Data Report released by Elsevier (report link)

Open Data: The Researcher Perspective  

A year ago, in April 2016, Leiden University’s Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) and Elsevier embarked on a project to investigate open data practices at the workbench in academic research . . .  

How are policy initiatives for open science related to the day-to-day practices of researchers and scholars?

Some of the take-aways:

  • Data-sharing practices depend on the field: there is no general approach
  • Researchers acknowledge the benefits of open data, but data sharing practices are still limited
  • Barriers to sharing slow the uptake of open data practices
  • Analysis of publication in data journals reveals scattered practices
  • Bridging the gap will require both researchers and policymakers

Download the full report here:

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