Researchers failing to make raw data public

Connotea Imports 2012-07-31


"Ioannidis and Piwowar [authors of separate studies on low rates of data sharing] say that more journals should adopt data-sharing policies and ensure that scientists consistently follow the rules. "You need an extra editorial office and maybe more," says Ioannidis. Piwowar speculates that journal editors shy away from introducing data-sharing policies for fear of deterring submissions. "Journals can get away with not having policies because it is not yet generally regarded as the norm," she says. She urges editors in each field to come together to implement policies simultaneously, as was done with several evolution journals in January 2011 under an initiative called the Joint Data Archiving Policy. Steven Wiley, a biomolecular systems expert at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, says the current study does not address the question of why scientists might defy data-sharing policies. Sharing data "is time-consuming to do properly, the reward systems aren't there and neither is the stick", he says. Even if compliance increases, Wiley says that the scientific community will still need to focus on developing standardized formats to make accessing data more efficient and feasible...."


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Date tagged:

07/31/2012, 12:42

Date published:

09/16/2011, 09:02