It’s Love Data Week!
From the 12th to the 16th of February, along with other academic and research libraries, data archives and organisations, QUT Library is celebrating the value and importance of research data, which we believe are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us.
The theme for the 2018 social media event is ‘data stories’ including :
Stories about data
Telling stories with data
We are data
Anisa Rowhani-Farid, from the School of Public Health and Social Work, Faculty of Health who’s completing a PhD Towards a culture of open science and data sharing in health and medical research at QUT has this to say about data and reproducible science:
“Efforts are underway by the global meta-research community to strengthen the reliability of the scientific method . Data sharing is an indispensable part of the movement towards science that is open; where scientific truth is not a questionable commodity, but is easily accessible, replicable, and verifiable . The cultural shift towards reproducible science is complex and it calls for a twofold change in the attitudes of individual researchers toward reproducibility, and the leadership provided by the systems and services that support scientific research. As such, journals, universities, government bodies, and funders are key players in promoting this culture. Transparency and reproducibility are elements central to strengthening the scientific method, and data provides the key to scientific truth .”
- Ioannidis JPA, Fanelli D, Dunne DD, Goodman SN: Meta-research: Evaluation and Improvement of Research Methods and Practices. PLoS Biol 2015, 13(10):e1002264.
- Reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research: improving research practice. In.: The Academy of Medical Sciences; 2015.
- Iqbal SA, Wallach JD, Khoury MJ, Schully SD, Ioannidis JPA: Reproducible Research Practices and Transparency across the Biomedical Literature. PLoS Biol 2016, 14(1):e1002333.
If you’re a researcher, leave a comment below on your data story.