To Share or not to Share? That is the (Research Data) Question… While public access to research articles is a fact of life for much of the scholarly community, access to research data – while a top priority for many governments and other funders, who see it as the key to future economic growth – remains a challenge. There are many reasons for this, both practical (eg, lack of infrastructure) and professional (eg, lack of credit, getting scooped). The publishing community can and does already help with the former, for example through support for NISO, CrossRef, CODATA, and other organizations and, increasingly, the development of data sharing and management solutions. Resolving the professional issues, however, will almost certainly require action by research funders and institutions.
Questionnaire design Perhaps the most important part of the survey process is the creation of questions that accurately measure the opinions, experiences and behaviors of the public. Accurate random sampling and high response rates will be wasted if the information gathered is built on a shaky foundation of ambiguous or biased questions. Creating good measures involves both writing good questions and organizing them to form the questionnaire. US Gov. Dept of Energy Each DOE laboratory has a site program to manage scientific and technical information (STI) produced under the contract and to make it available to DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI). In addition to the information provided here, please consult with your site's STI Manager for more information. A listing of STI Managers can be found here. Using your Lab's processes for STI submission, you should provide metadata/citation information for the journal article as well as either an upload of the accepted manuscript in PDF format or a link to your Lab/sites institutional repository that is hosting the manuscript. This is comparable to the current submission process for technical reports.
Data Science Workflow: Overview and Challenges By Philip Guo October 30, 2013 Comments (4) During my Ph.D., I created tools for people who write programs to obtain insights from data. Millions of professionals in fields ranging from science, engineering, business, finance, public policy, and journalism, as well as numerous students and computer hobbyists, all perform this sort of programming on a daily basis. Shortly after I wrote my dissertation in 2012, the term Data Science started appearing everywhere. Some industry pundits call data science the "sexiest job of the 21st century." And universities are putting tremendous funding into new Data Science Institutes.
Open Data Catalog (Index) This catalog is created and maintained through the efforts of OpenGeoCode.Org and Crowdsourcing. If you'd like to contribute, email your list of open data portals to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or post the submission here: Download Catalog as CSV file (CC0) Data repositories - Open Access Directory From Open Access Directory This list is part of the Open Access Directory. This is a list of repositories and databases for open data. Premise Data General How many countries do you operate? We’re currently in more than 30 countries across six continents. How do you decide which countries you’ll start a network in next? CLOCKSS The CLOCKSS Archive A Trusted Community-Governed Archive AAAS participates in CLOCKSSMore details Elsevier adds ebooks to preservationMore details CLOCKSS Archive certified as Trusted Digital Repository; Garners top score in Technologies...
Publishing Data Workflows [Guest post from Angus Whyte, Digital Curation Centre] In the first week of March the 7th Plenary session of the Research Data Alliance got underway in Tokyo. Plenary sessions are the fulcrum of RDA activity, when its many Working Groups and Interest Groups try to get as much leverage as they can out of the previous 6 months of voluntary activity, which is usually coordinated through crackly conference calls.
Top 20 Open Data Sources Data is everywhere, created and used by just about anyone. The days when companies or individuals had to pay significant sums of money to access useful and interesting datasets is long gone. Here is our top 20 list of the best free data sources available online. 1. Data.gov.uk the UK government’s open data portal including the British National Bibliography – metadata on all UK books and publications since 1950. How to create a good data management plan Data management plans are growing in importance in the world of research. Not only are funders increasingly making these plans a requirement when researchers submit their grant applications, they are also a very useful tool to save researchers time and effort when running experiments. Additionally, they add value to the wider scientific community as well-organized data provides a great starting point for other researchers to carry out further analysis. But what are they? Data management plans simply describe how data will be acquired, treated and preserved both during and after a research project.