Background I have recently completed a project that involved curating, researching and staging three performances of live electronic music compositions by the English composer Hugh Davies (1943-2005). Staging these concerts has, in many cases, involved building the equipment required to perform them from scratch, based on incomplete or ambiguous information gleaned from archival documents. In addition, these are experimental pieces, with scores that comprise text-based instructions and descriptions rather than standard notation, as well as other inherently unpredictable elements that mean that the pieces turn out differently every time they are performed.
original at https://politicalsciencereplication.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/what-has-reproducibility-promotion-done-for-me/ Summary: long term benefits on getting grants, collaborators, visibility and a different (interesting) profile on the job market. It is pretty difficult to show tangible benefits. But I’m noticing more and more now that being a data champion is not a distraction; it’s an important facet of my profile that has helped my academic career in many ways: Grant success: My project “Fostering Transparency in Government Institutions and Higher Education” has received funding from the British Academy.
modified from http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/03/20/what-factors-do-scientists-perceive-as-promoting-or-hindering-scientific-data-reuse/ and the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0189288 (http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0189288) Interesting conclusions: 1. researchers who re-use the data are different from researchers making data open for reuse 2. expressed lack of trust in reused data was not a factor explaining a lack of data reuse: while trust is a problem per se, it does not impeede data reuse. 3. there is a correlation between data reuse and perceived efficacy of data reuse (in contrast to the authors, I am not infering in which direction this might be causal).
The very first Data Management Engagement Award, a competition sponsored by SPARC Europe, the University of Cambridge and Jisc to elicit new and imaginative ideas for engaging researchers in the practices of good Research Data Management (RDM). Our proposal is to link RDM with the open science movement via the Wikimedia suite of tools. Basically just share yours or others’ openly licensed research material via Wikimedia Commons to create an aggregated resource that can be used to improve Wikipedia.
At the universisty of Jena, we have proposed lecture of data analysis. In the lecture, we presented research data management topics as a prerequisite for a good analysis. This approach made it easier to “sell” it. Distributed under a CC0 license Collected by Julien Colomb, data manager
The Noon Talks are regular events that took place twice a year since 2016 at the Library. These events mainly cover scientific related topics such as preprints, open access, reusing content in theses, etc. The most efficient way to promote this event are our emailing list that we use to spread invitations on the campus. We obviously communicate as well on the common social media and via other channels (screens on the campus, online agendas, events lists, etc.