Research Data Sharing and Reuse 2020

Published: 17 August 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/nr9n75cpv2.1
Katarzyna Biernacka, Adrian Mulligan, Jonathan Zimmermann, Rudi Rudiak


This survey was part of a joint project between Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Elsevier to understand research data sharing and re-use practices, and the drivers (and/or barriers) acting on researchers in this regard. For comparability, the individual items were constructed in accordance with the Open Data Survey (Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Elsevier and Leiden University, 2017) conducted in the year 2016. The online survey was from 30 September 2020 till 5 November 2020 to researchers worldwide, in all scientific fields. 99,667 individuals randomly selected from Scopus author database, with added 801 individuals picked from Peru (as one of the target group for Katarzyna Biernacka’s thesis) were contacted via e-mail. A personalised link guided the researchers to the Confirmit survey website. Upload content: - Readme.txt - OpenDataSharingReuse2020_Questionnaire.pdf - the survey questions including question codes - OpenDataSharingReuse2020_Responses_anonymised.csv - the anonymised responses to the survey



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