State of Open Data 2019 report
Dr Mark Hahnel, Figshare
EU reckons it could save 10.2billion Euros a year using FAIR data. In the US the OPEN Government Data Act has been signed. NIH has said it requires everyone to make all their data available – but where are they going to put it?
FAIR – at least start with F and don’t name it “dataset.xlsx” because that’s hardly findable.
Figshare/Zenodo/Dryad – increasing uptake over time 20-30% year on year. Effects of EPSRC mandate in UK, NSFC mandate in China are significant. NZ is actually following the same trend even without mandates – global culture seems to be having an effect.
arXiv:1907.02565 found linking paper to dataset associated with 25% increase in citations
Annual survey – 8500 responses (three times as many as last few times)
- 74.5% responses were extremely/somewhat likely to use other people’s data
- 2/3 say funders should mandate data sharing, and 2/3 say that funders should withhold funding if people don’t
- 66.4% think they don’t get enough credit for datasets – they want full citation, co-authorship (of paper based on their data – technically against norms but many do get it), consideration in job reviews, financial reward
- Awareness of FAIR – slightly up but still <20% familiar, <30% heard of them
South African data repository (for compliance with a funder there)