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Gauging the Purported Costs of Public Data Archiving for Long-Term Population Studies [Plos Biology]

Subject Areas : evolutionary biology, population ecology, scientists, archives, research assessment, social research, social systems, surveys

par Frédéric Magné - publié le , mis à jour le

It was recently proposed that long-term population studies be exempted from the expectation that authors publicly archive the primary data underlying published articles. Such studies are valuable to many areas of ecological and evolutionary biological research, and multiple risks to their viability were anticipated as a result of public data archiving (PDA), ultimately all stemming from independent reuse of archived data. However, empirical assessment was missing, making it difficult to determine whether such fears are realistic. (...)

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