Researchers’ challenges in sharing data cross geographic borders and disciplines
A report from Springer Nature published today reveals strong support for data sharing globally, yet identifies a number of common problems amongst researchers when they endeavour to share their data. However, the report also shows variations between nations and disciplines in the proportion of researchers sharing their data.
Practical Challenges for Researchers in Data Sharing, based on one of the largest surveys on the subject of research data, reinforces previous findings on the challenges faced by researchers in sharing their data. The survey of 7,700 researchers at various career stages and working across different fields explores behaviours and attitudes towards data sharing at the point of publishing a research article, including analysis by subject, region and seniority. ....more