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Vodopijevec, Alen and Kranjec, Irena. (2018). Open research data. In: Otvorenost u znanosti i visokom obrazovanju. Školska knjiga, Zagreb, pp. 93-112. ISBN 9789530600447

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Research data are the basis of scholarly knowledge. They are being collected, observed or created for the purpose of analysis in order to produce new research results, new information and knowledge. They have no value or meaning of their own but fully depend on the context and interpretation. Enabling open access to research data is one of the key elements of the open science initiative. Data management practices vary considerably across research disciplines regardless of the data type (quantitative or qualitative). Also, practices and norms on data collecting, describing, archiving, and disseminating can sometimes differ even within the same research discipline. The agencies which are funding scientific research have started to recognize the benefits of the efficient data management. Accordingly, more and more funders of scientific research require from their beneficiaries to design an elaborate Data Management Plan when submitting proposals. Besides the efforts of scientific communities and funders requirements, the infrastructure for technical and organizational support of the data management, as another important precondition in achieving the open access to research data, has been developed. The paper presents the current state of the policies, infrastructures and standards for the open research data. A brief description of the initiatives in Croatia is included, too.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: open science, research data, open access
Subjects: Information sciences
Departments: Library
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2018 07:34
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2018 07:38

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