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Data sharing policy

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In the last few months I have requested data from psychology researchers and I have been ignored, denied, or asked to pay a large sum of money. While annoying, my thought is generally if the data is theirs they can do with it as they choose. However, in each of these cases the individuals teach at public institutions and the data was collected via a federal grant. It isn't just that the researchers are not abiding by the scientific ideal of openness; they are skirting the directives of the grant to share data.

The stand for openness is the primary reason I am excited and optimistic about this journal. However, if the stand is too stringent, it can stifle the success of the journal. Many important data files are open to the public, but can't be redistributed. If the use of these data files is not allowed by the journal because of policies of data sharing, the number and quality of articles that can be published here will be negatively affected.

It seems to me if the data is public, but non-distributable supplying a link to the data should meet the data sharing criteria of the journal. Note this doesn’t include data that is “public” in the sense that you need to be from a member institution or fill out an application to access the data.
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Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-Apr-08, 16:55:09
RE: Data sharing: before or after publication? - by Duxide - 2014-Apr-08, 18:57:04
RE: Data sharing: before or after publication? - by Emil - 2014-Apr-09, 06:42:11
RE: Data sharing: before or after publication? - by Duxide - 2014-Apr-09, 08:09:23
RE: Data sharing: before or after publication? - by Emil - 2014-Apr-09, 09:51:15
RE: Data sharing: before or after publication? - by Duxide - 2014-Apr-09, 09:59:21
RE: Data sharing policy - by Meng Hu - 2014-May-12, 02:43:04
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-May-09, 15:13:54
RE: Data sharing policy - by csdunkel - 2014-May-10, 15:46:04
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-May-10, 18:40:31
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-May-10, 20:32:49
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-May-12, 03:13:24
RE: Data sharing policy - by Meng Hu - 2014-May-12, 16:10:10
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-May-30, 21:58:51
RE: Data sharing policy - by Meng Hu - 2014-Jun-01, 01:33:56
RE: Data sharing policy - by Emil - 2014-Jun-02, 01:45:09
 
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