When are researchers willing to share their data? – Impacts of values and uncertainty on open data in academia

« (…) In this study, we emphasized the non-technical factors perceived value and uncertainty factors in the context of academia, which impact researchers’ acceptance of open data–the idea that researchers should not only publish their findings in the form of articles or reports, but also share the corresponding raw data sets. We present the results of a broad quantitative analysis including N = 995 researchers from 13 large to medium-sized universities in Germany. In order to test 11 hypotheses regarding researchers’ intentions to share their data, as well as detect any hierarchical or disciplinary differences, we employed a structured equation model (SEM) following the partial least squares (PLS) modeling approach. (…) »

Source > journals.plos.org, Stieglitz S, Wilms K, Mirbabaie M, Hofeditz L, Brenger B, López A, et al. (2020) When are researchers willing to share their data? – Impacts of values and uncertainty on open data in academia. PLoS ONE 15(7): e0234172. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0234172