Mar 5, 2015

DataONE collection of data stories

DataONE provides a collection of researcher's experiences of data sharing and management, containing both successful and cautionary tales.

This collection of data stories has been compiled by the DataOne project by interviewing scientists about their experiences of data sharing and management. Stories include experiences of data loss and recovery, and several of data sharing agreements or barriers (including cultural barriers).

Several of the stories are themed around ecology e.g. oil spills, climate change, forestation.  Examples of stories include

  • overcoming difficulties of data sharing when different formats, tools and storage methods are used

  • problems with missing metadata

  • recovering from mistaken data deletion

  • challenges of requesting data from other researchers