Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Researcher Data Sharing Surveys

As this blog has been quiet for several months, I thought it time to draw attention to a poster reporting results from Wiley's 2014 survey of researchers on their attitudes to data sharing:


One of the findings indicates that the majority of respondents who made their research data publicly available, did so as supplementary material in a journal.

An infographic recently published by the Beyond Downloads Project (December 2015), displays the results of their survey of researchers' attitudes to sharing scholarly articles:


Although this concerns the sharing of scholarly articles (the majority are sharing full-text and via email), this may have a bearing on research data sharing - and on provision of RDM services tailored to researcher preferences.