Publishing Open Data: Incentivising Rigour

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Publishing Open Data: Incentivising Rigour

  1. 1. Publishing Open Data: Incentivising RigourBrian HoleOxford Future of Science Conference, 12 April 2013 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  3. 3. The Social Contract of Science • Dissemination • Validation • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Researchers • Publishers • Libraries, repositories…brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  5. 5. Openness can incentivise rigour in researchWicherts JM, Bakker M, Molenaar D (2011) Willingness to Share Research Data Is Related to the Strength of the Evidence and theQuality of Reporting of Statistical Results. PLoS ONE 6(11): e26828. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026828 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  6. 6. Repositories Modified from: XKCD brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  7. 7. Metajournals as incentives brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  8. 8. Data journals • Data is already citable (e.g. with DataCite DOIs) but this is not something researchers are familiar with doing. • Even when used, DataCite DOIs cannot currently be used for citation tracking. brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  9. 9. What is a data paper? A data paper… • … describes the methodology with which a dataset was created. • … describes the dataset itself. • … details the reuse potential of the data. • … is often authored by a data scientist. • … is citable, enabling reuse to be tracked. A data paper is not… • … a research paper. A data paper only describes a dataset. But it will reference research papers that are based on the data. • … simply replication of the information in a data repository.brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  10. 10. Peer review 1. The paper contents a. The methods section of the paper must provide sufficient detail that a reader can understand how the resource was created. b. The resource must be correctly described. c. The reuse section must provide concrete and useful suggestions for reuse of the reuse. 2. The deposited resource a. The repository must be suitable for resource and have a sustainability model. b. Open license permits unrestricted access (e.g. CC0). c. A version in an open, non-proprietary format. d. Labeled in such a way that a 3rd party can make sense of it. e. Must be actionable.brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  11. 11. Low barriers are essential • Online authoring • Short, concise metadata format • Repository integration • Review best practices, not groundbreaking science • £25 APC brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  13. 13. @ubiquitypress brian.hole@ubiquitypress.comLinks http://www.ubiquitypress.com http://www.openarchaeologydata.metajnl.com http://www.metajnl.com brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress

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