May 16, 2022

Figshare Releases “The State of Open Data 2019” Report

From a Digital Science Blog Post:

The State of Open Data 2019 is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts, as well as a foreword from Paul Ayris, Pro-Vice-Provost (UCL Library Services).

This year’s survey received a record number of survey participants with around 8,500 responses from the research community. While most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data, the research community is now demanding more enforcement of the mandates that have been adopted by many governments, funders, publishers and institutions around the world.

Key findings include:

79% of 2019 respondents were supportive overall of a national mandate for making primary research openly available

67% of respondents think that funders should withhold funding from, or penalise in other ways, researchers who do not share their data if the funder has mandated that they do so

69% of respondents think that funders should make the sharing of research data part of their requirements for awarding grants

36% of respondents expressed the concern that their data may be misused if it was shared

42% of researchers would be encouraged to share their data if it resulted in a co-authorship

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24 pages; PDF.

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