Form Submission: Session, Poster, Demo Submission

Demo/Poster Number

Tilikum
30

Contact Information
First Name: 
Steve
Last Name: 
Van Tuyl
Session Information
Presentation Title: 
Water, Water Everywhere: Defining and Assessing Data Sharing in Academia
Description: 
Sharing of research data has begun to gain traction in many areas of the sciences in the past few years because of changing expectations from the scientific community, funding agencies, and academic journals. National Science Foundation (NSF) requirements for a data management plan (DMP) went into effect in 2011, with the intent of facilitating the dissemination and sharing of research results. Many projects that were funded during 2011 and 2012 should now have implemented the elements of the data management plans required for their grant proposals. In this poster we present a definition of ‘data sharing’ along with a protocol for assessing whether data have been shared and how effective the sharing was. We then evaluate the data sharing practices of researchers funded by the NSF at Oregon State University in two ways: by attempting to discover project-level research data using the associated DMP as a starting point, and by examining data sharing associated with journal articles that acknowledge NSF support. Sharing at both the project level and the journal article level was not carried out in the majority of cases, and when sharing was accomplished, the shared data were often of questionable usability due to access, documentation, and formatting issues. We also present our recommendations for how data producers, journal publishers, data repositories, and funding agencies can facilitate the process of sharing data in a meaningful way.
Presenter Information
Same As Contact: 
Yes
Organization/Affiliation: 
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
ORCID ID: 
orcid.org/0000-0002-8752-272X
Contributors
First Name: 
Steve
Last Name: 
Van Tuyl
Organization/Affiliation: 
Oregon State University Libraries & Press
Project Role: 
co-author
First Name: 
Amanda
Last Name: 
Whitmire
Organization/Affiliation: 
Hopkins Marine Station - Stanford University
Project Role: 
co-author