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Three gaps in Opening Science
Date
2020-06-17
Main contributor
Gaia Mosconi (University of Siegen)
Summary
The Open Science (OS) agenda has potentially massive cultural, organizational and infrastructural consequences. Ambitions for OS-driven policies have proliferated, within which researchers are expected to publish their scientific data. Significant research has been devoted to studying the issues associated with managing Open Research Data. Hitherto, relatively little interest has been shown in examining the immense gap that exists between the OS grand vision and researchers’ actual data practices. This specific contribution examines research data practices before systematic attempts at curation are made. It is suggested that interdisciplinary ethnographically-driven contexts offer a perspicuous opportunity to understand the Data Curation and Research Data Management issues that can problematize uptake. I present a detailed empirical account of interdisciplinary ethnographically-driven research contexts in order to clarify critical aspects of the OS agenda and how to realize its benefits, highlighting three major gaps: between policy and practice, in knowledge, and in tool use and development. (https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/de/annualconference-2019/)
Contributor
Ehler Voss
Location
Panel V | Opening Data: Policies and practices of RDM
Collection
SFB 1187 Jahrestagung 2019
Unit
SFB 1187
Other Identifier
MEDIAS: 47243_18