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
Date Written: January 6, 2009
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
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