Preparedness for research data sharing: a study of university researchers in three European countries

Gobinda Chowdhury, Joumana Boustany, Serap Kurbanoğlu, Yurdagül Ünal, Geoff Walton

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Abstract

Many government and funding bodies around the world have been advocating open access to research data, arguing that such open access can bring a significant degree of economic and social benefit. However, the question remains, do researchers themselves want to share their research data, and even if they do how far they are prepared to make this happen? In this paper we report on an international survey involving university researchers in three countries, viz. UK, France and Turkey. We found that researchers have a number of concerns for data sharing, and in general there is a lack of understanding of the requirements for making data publicly available and accessible. We note that significant training and advocacy will be required to make the vision of data sharing a reality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Libraries
Subtitle of host publicationData, Information, and Knowledge for Digital Lives - 19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2017, Proceedings
EditorsSally Jo Cunningham, Songphan Choemprayong, Fabio Crestani
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages104-116
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783319702315
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017
Event19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2017 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 13 Nov 201715 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10647 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

Conference19th International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries, ICADL 2017
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period13/11/1715/11/17

Keywords

  • data sharing
  • ethics
  • metadata
  • research data management
  • user education

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