Archiving primary data: Solutions for long-term studies
Mills, James A., Teplitsky, Céline, Arroyo, Beatriz, Charmantier, Anne, Becker, Peter. H., Birkhead, Tim R., Bize, Pierre, Blumstein, Daniel T., Bonenfant, Christophe, Boutin, Stan, Bushuev, Andrey, Cam, Emmanuelle, Cockburn, Andrew, Côté, Steeve D., Coulson, John C., Daunt, Francis, Dingemanse, Niels J., Doligez, Blandine, Drummond, Hugh, Espie, Richard H.M., Festa-Bianchet, Marco, Frentiu, Francesca D., Fitzpatrick, John W., Furness, Robert W., Garant, Dany, Gauthier, Gilles, Grant, Peter R., Griesser, Michael, Gustafsson, Lars, Hansson, Bengt, Harris, Michael P., Jiguet, Frédéric, Kjellander, Petter, Korpimäki, Erkki, Krebs, Charles J., Lens, Luc, Linnell, John D.C., Low, Matthew, McAdam, Andrew, Margalida, Antoni, Merilä, Juha, Møller, Anders P., Nakagawa, Shinichi, Nilsson, Jan-Åke, Nisbet, Ian C.T., van Noordwijk, Arie J., Oro, Daniel, Pärt, Tomas, Pelletier, Fanie, Potti, Jaime, Pujol, Benoit, Réale, Denis, Rockwell, Robert F., Ropert-Coudert, Yan, Roulin, Alexandre, Sedinger, James S., Swenson, Jon E., Thébaud, Christophe, Visser, Marcel E., Wanless, Sarah, Westneat, David F., Wilson, Alastair J., & Zedrosser, Andreas (2015) Archiving primary data: Solutions for long-term studies. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30(10), pp. 581-589.
The recent trend for journals to require open access to primary data included in publications has been embraced by many biologists, but has caused apprehension amongst researchers engaged in long-term ecological and evolutionary studies. A worldwide survey of 73 principal investigators (Pls) with long-term studies revealed positive attitudes towards sharing data with the agreement or involvement of the PI, and 93% of PIs have historically shared data. Only 8% were in favor of uncontrolled, open access to primary data while 63% expressed serious concern. We present here their viewpoint on an issue that can have non-trivial scientific consequences. We discuss potential costs of public data archiving and provide possible solutions to meet the needs of journals and researchers.
Impact and interest:
Citation counts are sourced monthly from and citation databases.
These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.
Citations counts from theindexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution; Non-Commercial; No-Derivatives 4.0 International. DOI:|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2015 00:26|
|Last Modified:||13 Oct 2015 00:44|
Repository Staff Only: item control page