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Archiving Primary Data: Solutions for Long-Term Studies
Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept Ecol & Gest Biodiversite, CNRS, MNHN,UPMC,UMR 7204, F-75231 Paris, France..
Inst Invest Recursos Cinegeticos IREC, CSIC, JCCM, UCLM, Cludad 13005, Real, Spain..
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2015 (English)In: Trends in Ecology & Evolution, ISSN 0169-5347, E-ISSN 1872-8383, Vol. 30, no 10, 581-589 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The recent trend for journals to require open access to primary data included in publications has been embraced by many biologists, but has caused apprehension amongst researchers engaged in long-term ecological and evolutionary studies. A worldwide survey of 73 principal investigators (PIs) with long-term studies revealed positive attitudes towards sharing data with the agreement or involvement of the PI, and 93% of PIs have historically shared data. Only 8% were in favor of uncontrolled, open access to primary data while 63% expressed serious concern. We present here their viewpoint on an issue that can have non-trivial scientific consequences. We discuss potential costs of public data archiving and provide possible solutions to meet the needs of journals and researchers.

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2015. Vol. 30, no 10, 581-589 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-266721DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2015.07.006ISI: 000362917100007PubMedID: 26411615OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-266721DiVA: diva2:868435
Available from: 2015-11-10 Created: 2015-11-10 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved

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