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Publishing Open Research Data

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Presentation given at SciDataCon 2014, Data Papers and Their Applications workshop, New Delhi, November 2 2014.

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Publishing Open Research Data

  1. 1. Publishing Open Research Data Brian Hole, Founder and CEO SciDataCon 2014, Data Papers and Their Applications workshop New Delhi, November 2 2014 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  2. 2. About Ubiquity Press To return control of publishing to university and society presses, providing them with the infrastructure and support to advance publishing in the interest of researchers. Background brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress Mission  Spun out of University College London in 2012  Researcher-led  Extensive publishing background as well (BioMed Central, PLoS, Elsevier, IOP)  Based in London  Comprehensive approach: journals, books, data, software, ….
  3. 3. The Social Contract of Science • Dissemination • Validation • Further development Scientific Malpractice • Results • Data • Software • Hardware, wetware… #@%$#@ % #@%$# Source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2015 brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  6. 6. The basics of the model 1) Low barrier data publication  Low APC: £100 / ₹1000 / $160 / €130 / ¥(CN) 980 / ¥(JP) 18,000 No-questions-asked waivers Data papers are short Peer review is quick and objective 2) Online authoring  Lower cost (straight to XML)  Encourages shorter form 3) Open access only (CC-BY) 4) The publisher is not the repository brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  7. 7. Repositories Modified from: XKCD brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
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  9. 9. 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), or access guaranteed if criteria met (must qualify) 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
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  14. 14. Integrating data publication within universities brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress
  15. 15. Any questions? Or please feel free to contact brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com brian.hole@ubiquitypress.com www.ubiquitypress.com / @ubiquitypress

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