Data sharing: an integral part of research practice?


  • Adela Jarolimkova Charles University


data sharing, attitudes, motivation, barriers


Sharing research data is now recognised as an integral part of scientific work and as a service to the public, contributing to the development of knowledge and the transparency of research. However, as many studies have shown, data sharing policies and practices vary widely across disciplines, countries; and funding bodies, and ultimately depend on the motivation and attitudes of individual researchers. The author focuses on researchers' attitudes to data sharing, drawing on an extensive literature review of data sharing studies. The author describes the factors that influence researchers' data sharing at an individual level, and the motivations and barriers that prevent effective access to data.


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