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Credit where credit is due: research parasites and tackling misconceptions about academic data sharing

Fecher, Benedikt and Wagner, Gert G. (2016) Credit where credit is due: research parasites and tackling misconceptions about academic data sharing. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (02 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Benedikt Fecher and Gert G. Wagner look at a recent editorial which faced considerable criticism for typecasting researchers who use or build on previous datasets as “research parasites”. They argue that the authors appear to miss the point, not only of data sharing, but of scientific research more broadly. But as problematic as the editorial may be, it points to a wider issue for the scientific community, which is adequate mechanisms for credit and contribution. We could be doing more to provide proper recognition for researchers’ data sharing, data production and data curation efforts.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of Social Sciences © CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 27 May 2016 15:27
Last Modified: 25 Sep 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/66675

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