The State of Open Data Report
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A selection of analyses and articles about open data, curated by Figshare. Foreword by Sir Nigel Shadbolt.

This is a report of the results of a global survey of 2,000 researchers assessing the global landscape around open data and sharing practices.

The report and survey finds 80% of researchers value data citation as much as, or more than article citation.

This report has been supported by Digital Science and the survey was conducted in partnership with Springer Nature. It highlights the extent of awareness around open data, the incentives around its use, and perspectives researchers have about making their own research data open.


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DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4036398


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