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ScienceDirect.com - Government Information Quarterly - Exploring the determinants of scientific data sharing: Understanding the motivation to publish research data
"This study found two key determinants affecting researchers' willingness to publish their data. First is data management in terms of data management skills and organization support. Second is the acknowledgement of the data set's originator in terms of appreciation and legal and policy requirements."
341  opendata  datacuration 
june 2013 by dsalo
The Cost of Open Science
The "scooping" dilemma in a nutshell.
341  rschbehavior  datacuration 
may 2013 by dsalo
PHD Comics: Show me
Shows the difference between data and graphs.
341  horrorstories  rschbehavior  datacuration 
may 2013 by dsalo
Press release archive: About NPG
Open for submissions this autumn, Scientific Data is a new open-access, online-only platform for the publication of descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets. Scientific Data will initially focus on experimental datasets from the life, biomedical and environmental sscience communities with future plans to expand to other fields in the natural sciences.
341  datapublishing  datacuration 
april 2013 by dsalo
Professors at odds on machine-graded essays | Inside Higher Ed
“Because of the widespread publicity surrounding this study and that its findings may be used by states and state consortia in implementing the Common Core State Standards Initiative, the authors should make the test dataset publicly available for analysis,”
341  horrorstories  datacuration 
march 2013 by dsalo
sustainability_healthcheck_tool.pdf
A quick (as these things go) checklist for assessing where a digital collection is at and what it needs.
341  datainterviews  digitalpreservation  assessment 
january 2013 by dsalo
Getting Genetics Done: Stop Hosting Data and Code on your Lab Website
The first gives us some alarming statistics. In a survey of nearly 1000 web services published in the Nucleic Acids Web Server Issue between 2003 and 2009:

Only 72% were still available at the published address.
The authors could not test the functionality for 33% because there was no example data, and 13% no longer worked as expected.
The authors could only confirm positive functionality for 45%.
Only 274 of the 872 corresponding authors answered an email.
Of these 78% said a service was developed by a student or temporary researcher, and many had no plan for maintenance after the researcher had moved on to a permanent position.
341  horrorstories  datacuration 
january 2013 by dsalo
KNB Data :: Morpho
Morpho allows ecologists to create metadata, (i.e. describe their data in a standardized format), and create a catalog of data & metadata upon which to query, edit and view data collections. In addition, It also provides the means to access network servers, in order to query, view and retrieve all relevant, public ecological data!
341  software  tools  ecology  metadata  datacuration 
january 2013 by dsalo
Data Pub | Thanks in Advance For Sharing Your Data
"Will you be required to share your data next time you publish? If you are looking for a short answer, it’s probably not." Includes list of journals that require data sharing.
341  datapublishing  opendata  datacuration 
november 2012 by dsalo
In cancer science, many discoveries don't hold up | Reuters
"Some authors required the Amgen scientists sign a confidentiality agreement barring them from disclosing data at odds with the original findings. "The world will never know" which 47 studies -- many of them highly cited -- are apparently wrong, Begley said."
341  horrorstories  datacuration 
november 2012 by dsalo
PLOS ONE: Mine, Yours, Ours? Sharing Data on Human Genetic Variation
"Finally, we estimated that 29.8% to 32.9% of total resources are used to generate withheld datasets, implying that an important portion of research funding does not produce shared knowledge."
341  horrorstories  genomics  opendata  datacuration 
october 2012 by dsalo
Guidelines for Responsible Data Management in Scientific Research
Includes good bits on data ownership for grant and contract projects. Written kinda condescendingly, though.
341  dataownership  datacuration  policy 
october 2012 by dsalo
Times Higher Education - Faking it
Followup on the Ahluwalia case. This is a case where smart lab precautions around data didn't stop the fraud, but made detecting it and assigning responsibility after the fact possible.
341  horrorstories  dataownership  fraudprevention  datacuration 
september 2012 by dsalo
Free Your Metadata
How to "free your metadata" by improving its quality via Google Refine. Source of exercises?
551  metadata  opendata  652  644  341  openrefine  datacuration 
september 2012 by dsalo
Karma: A Data Integration Tool
Karma is an information integration tool that enables users to quickly and easily integrate data from a variety of data sources including databases, spreadsheets, delimited text files, XML, JSON, KML and Web APIs. Users integrate information by modeling it according to an ontology of their choice using a graphical user interface that automates much of the process.
341  652  tools  datacuration  software 
august 2012 by dsalo
The MaRDI-Gross project – DMP Manual
A DMP manual specific to big-data projects.
341  dmps  bigdata  datacuration 
august 2012 by dsalo
Solving the Wanamaker problem for health care - O'Reilly Radar
Figuring out "which half" of treatments work for "which half" of patients: potential revolution in health care.
341  datascience  healthcare  datacuration 
august 2012 by dsalo
Digital Curation Resource Guide
Good source of sample data-management and preservation policies, among other things.
341  datacuration  policy  software 
august 2012 by dsalo
PrePARe project web site
Training materials and checklists for data management and digital preservation.
341  dataliteracy  anthropology  datacuration 
august 2012 by dsalo
Statins without prescription website paper retracted after company says it requires scripts, threatens suit « Retraction Watch
KEEP YOUR EVIDENCE for litigiable assertions, people. Throwing away the screenshots was just freakin' dumb.
341  horrorstories  recordsmgmt 
july 2012 by dsalo
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