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Archiving Primary Data: Solutions for Long-Term Studies.

Mills, James A; Teplitsky, Céline; Arroyo, Beatriz; Charmantier, Anne; Becker, Peter H; Birkhead, Tim R; Bize, Pierre; Blumstein, Daniel T; Bonenfant, Christophe and Boutin, Stan, et al. (2015) In Trends in Ecology & Evolution 30(10). p.581-589
Abstract
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 (Pls) 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... (More)
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 (Pls) 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. (Less)
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  abstract     = {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 (Pls) 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.},
  author       = {Mills, James A and Teplitsky, Céline and Arroyo, Beatriz and Charmantier, Anne and Becker, Peter H and Birkhead, Tim R and Bize, Pierre and Blumstein, Daniel T and Bonenfant, Christophe and Boutin, Stan and Bushuev, Andrey and Cam, Emmanuelle and Cockburn, Andrew and Côté, Steeve D and Coulson, John C and Daunt, Francis and Dingemanse, Niels J and Doligez, Blandine and Drummond, Hugh and Espie, Richard H M and Festa-Bianchet, Marco and Frentiu, Francesca and Fitzpatrick, John W and Furness, Robert W and Garant, Dany and Gauthier, Gilles and Grant, Peter R and Griesser, Michael and Gustafsson, Lars and Hansson, Bengt and Harris, Michael P and Jiguet, Frédéric and Kjellander, Petter and Korpimäki, Erkki and Krebs, Charles J and Lens, Luc and Linnell, John D C and Low, Matthew and McAdam, Andrew and Margalida, Antoni and Merilä, Juha and Møller, Anders P and Nakagawa, Shinichi and Nilsson, Jan-Åke and Nisbet, Ian C T and van Noordwijk, Arie J and Oro, Daniel and Pärt, Tomas and Pelletier, Fanie and Potti, Jaime and Pujol, Benoit and Réale, Denis and Rockwell, Robert F and Ropert-Coudert, Yan and Roulin, Alexandre and Sedinger, James S and Swenson, Jon E and Thébaud, Christophe and Visser, Marcel E and Wanless, Sarah and Westneat, David F and Wilson, Alastair J and Zedrosser, Andreas},
  issn         = {1872-8383},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {581--589},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Trends in Ecology & Evolution},
  title        = {Archiving Primary Data: Solutions for Long-Term Studies.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.07.006},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2015},
}