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Digital Science Announces the Publication of 2022 State of Open Data Report
David Ellis writes the following for Digital Science:
The State of Open Data Report 2022—the latest in an annual collaborative series from Digital Science, Figshare and Springer Nature—is released. …
Based on a global survey, the report is now in its seventh year and provides insights into researchers’ attitudes towards and experiences of open data. With more than 5,400 respondents, the 2022 survey is the largest since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
This year’s report also includes guest articles from open data experts at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Computer Network Information Center, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), [and] publishers and universities. …
Report findings include the following:
- There is agrowing trend in researchers being in favour of data being made openly available as common practice (4 out of every five researchers were in agreement with this), supported somewhat by now over 70% of respondents being required to follow a policy on data sharing.
- However, researchers still cite a key need in helping them to share their data as being more training or informationon policies for access, sharing and reuse (55%) as well as long-term storage and data management strategies (52%).
- Credit and recognition were once again a key theme for researchers in sharing their data. Of those who had previously shared data, 66% had received some form of recognition for their efforts—most commonly via full citation in another article (41%) followed by co-authorship on a paper that had used the data.
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