The State of Open Data 2018 – Global Attitudes towards Open Data #Stateofopendata - Digital Science
peter.suber's bookmarks 2018-10-23
"Open data has become more embedded in the research community – 64% of survey respondents revealed they made their data openly available in 2018. However, a surprising number of respondents (60%) had never heard of the FAIR principles, a guideline to enhance the reusability of academic data....
Key findings include:
- 64% of respondents revealed they made their data openly available in 2018, a 7% rise on 2016
- Data citations are motivating more respondents to make data openly available, increasing 7% from 2017 to 46%
- 60% of respondents had never heard of FAIR principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) – which provide a guideline for data producers and publishers to enhance the reusability of academic data.
- The percentage of respondents in support of national mandates for open data is higher at 63% than in 2017 (55%)
- Respondents who revealed that they had reused open data in their research continues to shrink. In 2018 48% said they had done this, whereas in 2017 50% had done so, with 2016 57% in 2016
- Most researchers felt that they did not get sufficient credit for sharing data (58%), compared to 9% who felt they do
- Respondents having lost research data has decreased from 2017 (36% versus 30% in 2018)..."