Data Sharing by Scientists: Practices and Perceptions


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Tenopir C., Allard S., Douglass K., Aydinoglu A. U. , Wu L., Read E., ...More

PLOS ONE, vol.6, no.6, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021101
  • Title of Journal : PLOS ONE

Abstract

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.