Mar 9, 2015

The Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age

The Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age - article from Current Biology (2014)

Highlights:

  • The availability of data from 516 studies between 2 and 22 years old was studied

  • The odds of a data set being reported as extant fell by 17% per year

  • Broken e-mails and obsolete storage devices were the main obstacles to data sharing

  • Policies mandating data archiving at publication are clearly needed


Submitted by Isabel Chadwick (Open University)

Source

Vines et al. The Availability of Research Data Declines Rapidly with Article Age Current Biology Volume 24, Issue 1, 6 January 2014, Pages 94–97 doi:10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.014

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982213014000