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Wednesday, November 7 • 5:45pm - 6:45pm
30 Making data sharing the new normal: progress and challenges

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The case for open data to support good research practice is increasingly inarguable. Open access to research data can help speed the pace of discovery and deliver more value by enabling reuse and reducing duplication. Good data practice also makes research more efficient, effective and fulfilling for researchers. A survey conducted in 2017 by Springer Nature with more than 7000 researchers found that, despite the known benefits, there is still a significant proportion of data that is not being shared. The survey explored some of the main challenges for researchers in data sharing, including how data is organised; knowledge of copyright and licensing; knowledge about repositories; time; and costs. This poster will summarize the findings of this survey, and our considered views on increasing data sharing amongst researchers.

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Mithu Lucraft

Marketing Director, Outreach and Open Research, Springer Nature
Mithu Lucraft has worked in academic publishing since 2004. A passion for storytelling combined with a lasting commitment to scholarly communications has led her through a variety of Marketing and Communications roles, including at Oxford University Press, Sage Publishing and Palgrave... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel