Data sharing practices and data availability upon request differ across scientific disciplines

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dc.contributor.author Tedersoo, Leho
dc.contributor.author Kungas, Rainer
dc.contributor.author Oras, Ester
dc.contributor.author Köster, Kajar
dc.contributor.author Eenmaa, Helen
dc.contributor.author Leijen, Ali
dc.contributor.author Pedaste, Margus
dc.contributor.author Raju, Marju
dc.contributor.author Astapova, Anastasiya
dc.contributor.author Lukner, Heli
dc.contributor.author Kogermann, Karin
dc.contributor.author Sepp, Tuul
dc.date.accessioned 2021-08-17T09:26:01Z
dc.date.available 2021-08-17T09:26:01Z
dc.date.issued 2021-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Tedersoo , L , Kungas , R , Oras , E , Köster , K , Eenmaa , H , Leijen , A , Pedaste , M , Raju , M , Astapova , A , Lukner , H , Kogermann , K & Sepp , T 2021 , ' Data sharing practices and data availability upon request differ across scientific disciplines ' , Scientific data , vol. 8 , 192 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00981-0
dc.identifier.other PURE: 167657365
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: c41c358c-4153-462c-9ff7-0997f5e8dd53
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000679931800002
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0003-1988-5788/work/98610498
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/333245
dc.description.abstract Data sharing is one of the cornerstones of modern science that enables large-scale analyses and reproducibility. We evaluated data availability in research articles across nine disciplines in Nature and Science magazines and recorded corresponding authors' concerns, requests and reasons for declining data sharing. Although data sharing has improved in the last decade and particularly in recent years, data availability and willingness to share data still differ greatly among disciplines. We observed that statements of data availability upon (reasonable) request are inefficient and should not be allowed by journals. To improve data sharing at the time of manuscript acceptance, researchers should be better motivated to release their data with real benefits such as recognition, or bonus points in grant and job applications. We recommend that data management costs should be covered by funding agencies; publicly available research data ought to be included in the evaluation of applications; and surveillance of data sharing should be enforced by both academic publishers and funders. These cross-discipline survey data are available from the plutoF repository. en
dc.format.extent 11
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific data
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject REPRODUCIBILITY
dc.subject CHALLENGES
dc.subject QUALITY
dc.subject SCIENCE
dc.subject 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.title Data sharing practices and data availability upon request differ across scientific disciplines en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Forest Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Viikki Plant Science Centre (ViPS)
dc.contributor.organization Forest Soil Science and Biogeochemistry
dc.contributor.organization Ecosystem processes (INAR Forest Sciences)
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00981-0
dc.relation.issn 2052-4463
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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