By Julien Colomb | June 21, 2018
A scientist is sitting in the cafeteria, we ear people chatting:
- Do you know, you need to provide your data when you publish?
- The data should be in a state where it can be re-used.
- And each scientist is responsible for dealing with his data.
The scientist says: “That is bullshit: who is saying that?”
- Our main funders (DFG)
- Our favorite publishers
- Our employer, the university, is, too!
scientist, panicking: - But that will necessite a enormous amount of time !!! I do not have time for this!
It’s ok you know, it is not that difficult and it is not time-consuming: if you start early and get a system to manage your data, you might even get rid of bad habits and save time in the end.
But, but, I am a scientist, not a data manager!
Ask for help and get training, if there is an helpdesk at your university, call them.
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From Julien Colomb, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3127-5520, data manager