Data and Information Access in E-Research: Results from a 2008 Survey Among UK E-Science Project Participants

23 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2009 Last revised: 4 Sep 2014

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Matthijs L. den Besten

GSCM-Montpellier Business School

Paul A. David

Stanford University - Department of Economics; University of Oxford - All Souls College; UNU-MERIT (Maastricht)

Date Written: January 6, 2009

Abstract

Questions concerning the actual extent of 'openness' of research processes identified with contemporary e-science should address at least two main sets of issues pertaining to the conduct of 'open science.' The first set concerns the terms on which individuals may enter and leave research projects. Who is permitted to join the collaboration? Are all of the participating researchers able to gain full access to the project's databases and other key research resources? How easy or hard is it for members and new entrants to develop distinct agendas of enquiry within the context of the ongoing project, and how much control do they retain over the communication of their findings? What restrictions are placed (formally or informally) on the uses they may make of data, information and knowledge in their possession after they exit from the research collaboration?

Keywords: e-science, open science, research collaboration

Suggested Citation

den Besten, Matthijs L. and David, Paul A., Data and Information Access in E-Research: Results from a 2008 Survey Among UK E-Science Project Participants (January 6, 2009). OII Research Report No. 18, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1323812 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1323812

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