[Open-access] HEFCE (UK) seeking advice on open access & open data research evaluation

Douglas Carnall dougie.carnall at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 01:18:11 UTC 2013

On 26 February 2013 11:00, Ross Mounce <ross.mounce at gmail.com> wrote:

> [me:] Has sufficient progress been made in science so that Open Data
> research outputs must be made available for research evaluation?

tl;dr: Do not assume "the research community" is a homogenous group!

I'd agree with Daniel Mietchen's remark that the research community at
large is not yet ready for this. Indeed, at a recent University of
Sussex seminar that discussed the issue,* I got the impression that
some researchers would sooner renounce their claim to be 'scientists'
than publish the 'disclosive data' yielded by the interview
transcripts on which their qualitative research is based. Meanwhile,
the hard sciences race ahead, limited as much by server space and
bandwidth, as by any ethical, social or political considerations.

*[my notes: http://juliusbeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/lecture-notes-on-internet-method-n1743.html]

Regards to all,

Douglas Carnall
dougie.carnall at gmail.com


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