Journal Article: “Why Don’t We Share Data and Code? Perceived Barriers and Benefits to Public Archiving Practices”
The article linked below was recently published by Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Dylan G. E. Gomes
Emma J. Hudgins
Luna L. Sánchez-Reyes
Paula Andrea Martinez
Michael G. Bertram
Cooper A. Smout
Kaitlyn M. Gaynor
Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Volume 289 Issue 1987
The biological sciences community is increasingly recognizing the value of open, reproducible and transparent research practices for science and society at large. Despite this recognition, many researchers fail to share their data and code publicly. This pattern may arise from knowledge barriers about how to archive data and code, concerns about its reuse, and misaligned career incentives. Here, we define, categorize and discuss barriers to data and code sharing that are relevant to many research fields. We explore how real and perceived barriers might be overcome or reframed in the light of the benefits relative to costs. By elucidating these barriers and the contexts in which they arise, we can take steps to mitigate them and align our actions with the goals of open science, both as individual scientists and as a scientific community.
Direct to Full Text Article
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.