The State of Open Data 2019 report is the fourth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts.It is now the longest running longitudinal study on the subject, which was created in 2016 to examine attitudes and experiences of researchers working with open data - sharing it, reusing it, and redistributing it. This year's survey received a record number of survey participants with around 8,500 responses from the research community. While most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data, the research community is now demanding more enforcement of the mandates that have been adopted by many governments, funders, publishers and institutions around the world.The majority of researchers want funding withheld and penalties for a lack of data sharing.
The State of Open Data 2019 - Global Attitudes Towards Open Data
Figshare has launched its annual report The State of Open Data 2019. While most trends are encouraging around the adoption and acceptance of open data, the research community is now demanding more enforcement of the mandates that have been adopted by many governments, funders, publishers and institutions around the world.
Launching the #FailTales Science Communication Competition - Digital Science
Creatively convey your best research-related #FailTales and win a year's subscription to Dimensions Analytics, a Science Communication mentoring session with one of our judges, and a swag bag of our awesome merchandise!
Self Promotion for Introverts: Getting Your Research Message Out There While You Stay in
The University of Melbourne’s Visualise Your Thesis competition (VYT) challenges graduate researchers to come up with an “elevator pitch”, in the form of a succinct and attractive audio-visual, digital object to distil the central theme of their research.
When we reject failure, we create a culture of punishment, artificial rewards, and scientific bias. There are people running analyses and experiments right now which others will have undoubtedly done before, but just not communicated their results.
Accurately Analysing Diversity in Research - Digital Science
This article by Dr Hélène Draux, Research Data Scientist at Digital Science, and Dr Suze Kundu, Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science takes note of 11th February, the annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science.
The Ascent of Open Access analyses the Open Access landscape since the turn of the millennium. A key finding of the report is that the volume of Open Access articles has clearly been rising in recent years
So, there I was, pipette in hand, doing actual labwork for the first time in a year. How had it come to this? When I started out, I was convinced I was not going to be one of those PIs who is never in the lab.
In October 2018, former Catalyst Grant winner 'Ada Lovelace Day' (ALD) celebrated its tenth year of showcasing the achievements of overlooked women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Championing for greater diversity in STEM, and changing the culture and demographics of research, is a year-round effort, and one that ALD supports. We wanted to help extend the celebration of women in science throughout the year, but also use the tools we have available to us to scientifically analyse the state of gender imbalance in research, and evaluate whether these are changing over time.
Dimensions: Building Context for Search and Evaluation
Dimensions by Digital Science (owned by Holtzbrinck Publishing) is a new database that includes not only data about publications and their natural associated citation graph, but also awarded grant data, patent data and clinical data and altmetric attention data.
Figshare Partners with Springer Nature to Enhance Research Data Discoverability
Figshare announced a new partnership with Springer Nature to support BioMed Central and SpringerOpen authors who wish to openly share their supplementary data. Figshare are now hosting additional files from more than 300 BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals.
Relative Citation Ratio - A Leap Forward in Research Metrics
There is no perfect metric. There is no number or score which fully encapsulates the value, impact, or importance of a piece of research. While this statement might appear obvious, research evaluation and measurement are a fact of life for the scientific research community.
Metrics and The Social Contract: Using Numbers, Preserving Humanity
Ever since Eugene Garfield first began to analyse citation patterns in academic literature, bibliometrics and scientometrics have been highly pragmatic disciplines. By that, I mean that technological limitations have restricted measurements and analyses to what is possible, rather than what is ideal or theoretically desirable. In the post-digital era, however, technological limitations are increasingly falling …
The Societal and Economic Impacts of Academic Research
A report produced by Digital Science, together with an international collaboration of leading higher education professionals and policy experts who give their views on the global impact agenda in research policy and discuss what evidence of impact is useful to them.
The Global Research Identifier Database (GRID) is a free, easy-to-use online database that opens up information about research organisations around the world to data scientists, developers and innovators within academic and commercial organisations.