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Public Data Archiving in Ecology and Evolution: How Well Are We Doing?

Roche, Dominique; Kruuk, Loeske; Lanfear, Robert; Binning, Sandra


Policies that mandate public data archiving (PDA) successfully increase accessibility to data underlying scientific publications. However, is the data quality sufficient to allow reuse and reanalysis? We surveyed 100 datasets associated with nonmolecular studies in journals that commonly publish ecological and evolutionary research and have a strong PDA policy. Out of these datasets, 56% were incomplete, and 64% were archived in a way that partially or entirely prevented reuse. We suggest that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS Biology
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002295
Access Rights: Open Access


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