Danielle Cooper at the Open Science Conference
On Wednesday, February 17, Danielle Cooper is presenting on “Data Communities: Data Sharing from the Ground Up,” at the Open Science Conference. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.
This talk proposes a new mechanism for conceptualizing and supporting STEM research data sharing. Successful data sharing happens within data communities, formal or informal groups of scholars who share a certain type of data with each other, regardless of disciplinary boundaries. Drawing on the findings of four large-scale qualitative studies of research practices conducted by Ithaka S+R and academic library partners, as well as the scholarly literature, the talk explores what constitutes a data community and outline its most important features by studying success stories, investigating the circumstances under which intensive data sharing is already happening.