Crotty, D. (2016). A painful (but true-to-life) look at data availability and reuse. The Scholarly Kitchen Blog. 09-11-16. Full Text

While there’s a growing recognition in the value of data archiving and public availability of research data for reuse, putting things into practice is proving a long, slow process. One of the biggest stumbling points is that researchers only rarely receive formal training in data management, and are often left to work out their own schemes for how they will collect and store information.

Comment: This short piece includes a video and some heated discussion which highlights the fact that “training… is sparse, and that this harms our ability to maximize the value we can derive from that data”.


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