Category: Data Sharing

An RDM Model for Researchers: What we’ve learned

Thanks to everyone who gave feedback on our previous blog post describing our data management tool for researchers. We received a great deal of input related to our guide’s use of the term “data sharing” and our guide’s position in relation to other RDM tools as well as quite a few questions about what our guide […]

Who “owns” your data?

This post was originally published on the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication blog. Which of these is true? “The PI owns the data.” “The university owns the data.” “Nobody can own it; data isn’t copyrightable.” You’ve probably heard somebody say at least one of these things — confidently. Maybe you’ve heard all of […]

Taking Culture Seriously: How can we build positive change and coherent practice within our research communities?

Change in higher education often progresses slowly. If scholars are serious about wanting to change disciplinary and institutional cultures and not merely to wait for Cultural Change to magically happen, Cameron Neylon argues we need to consider the differing approaches to how certain cultures operate, interact and eventually change. Ultimately, change in higher education requires a variety of levers (e.g. […]

Credit where credit is due: Research parasites and tackling misconceptions about academic data sharing

Benedikt Fecher and Gert G. Wagner look at a recent editorial which faced considerable criticism for typecasting researchers who use or build on previous datasets as “research parasites”. They argue that the authors appear to miss the point, not only of data sharing, but of scientific research more broadly. But as problematic as the editorial may be, it points to a […]

2 Simple Strategies to Boost Website Rank

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Laugh & Learn: SEO Free Webinar, 13 Feb 2016

Who knew learning could be so much fun? Learning does not have to be boring. We had a riot yesterday at our very first free webinar on SEO Fundamentals. Curious? You can view the replay here. Otherwise, register online and find out for yourself! Free Webinar on SEO Fundamentals Registration Information SEO! That dreaded internet […]

Free Webinar on SEO Fundamentals, 6 and 13 February 2016

SEO! That dreaded internet term, if you don’t know what it means. What is SEO and how can it take your personal website or small business website to the next level? Find out in this FREE SEO webinar. What you’ll get: A review of general SEO (search engines, keywords and how to apply them and […]

Join Me for Weekly SEO Thursdays on Periscope!

Tomorrow’s SEO Thursdays Periscope on @impactzoneco is about “Using Keywords to Jump Start Your Blog Posts” Join us! I’ll add the blog post and the video URLs to and YouTube once they are public and uploaded, later Thursday afternoon to Friday. Thank you! Hope you can join in. If not, leave questions in the […]

Who’s afraid of Open Data: Scientists’ objections to data sharing don’t stand up to scrutiny.

Many scientists are still resisting calls to openly share underlying data. Whilst their concerns should be taken seriously, Dorothy Bishop doesn’t think the objections withstand scrutiny. Concerns about being scooped are frequently cited, but are seldom justified. If we move to a situation where a dataset is a publication, then the original researcher will get credit every time someone else uses the […]