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 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.
Here are extracts from the blog. Open Practices and Policies for Research Data in the Marine Community, from Alessandro Sarretta https://creativecommons.org/2016/12/01/open-practices-policies-research-data-marine-community/ As a researcher in the field(s) of Coastal and Marine Environment and Geospatial Information, I’m constantly dealing with data. Data are the core of science, and research has to be based on sound and reliable data. My goal as an IOL fellow is to inform relevant marine communities of the benefits of an open research data policy and, more specifically, to apply these principles to the practices within my institute—the Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR), part of the Italian National Research Council.
Open data is coming, here are some data to backup this claim: Carlos Moedas – Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation - said on 22 June 2015: This will mean setting standards for the management, interoperability and quality of scientific data. I would like to see progress on this in next 12 months. And I will want to see what further support or requirements for open data should be introduced in Horizon 2020 following the mid term review.