[open-science] Data Watch

Laurent Gatto lg390 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Jun 7 21:35:37 UTC 2013

I would be very happy to contribute to Data Watch - please count me in.


On 7 June 2013 11:05, Jenny Molloy <jenny.molloy at okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All
> I'm sure you're familiar with the excellent blog Retraction Watch run by
> Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus http://retractionwatch.wordpress.com/
> In an blog post in 2012 [1], Jonathan Eisen suggested having a Data Watch
> site in the same vein. We discussed something similar in the Open Science
> Working Group at various times previously.
> We had considered using it to discuss both invalidated datasets (more like
> retraction watch) and data sharing cases where data is simply not available
> to back up published research, particularly where researchers refuse to
> share data despite agreements with funders or publishers to do so on
> request. The most well known examples recently being Reinhart-Rogoff [2] and
> (many) clinical trials [3].
> It would be interesting in the case of datasets found to be invalid to
> classify where the problem arose - mislabelling of columns, coding errors,
> data gaps?
> If you're interested in working on something like this (and the exact
> formulation of this is still very much up for discussion - all thoughts
> welcome!), then speak now and we can set up a group of founding editors :)
> Jenny
> [1]
> http://phylogenomics.blogspot.com/2012/01/draft-post-cleanup-3-open-knowledge.html
> [2]
> http://blog.okfn.org/2013/04/22/reinhart-rogoff-revisited-why-we-need-open-data-in-economics/
> [3] http://www.alltrials.net/
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