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Open Data: the Researcher Perspective

VU International News and Reviews No. 97 September 11 2017

September 2017

Last June, Elsevier and the Leiden-based bibliometrics expert centre CWTS published a report “Open Data: the researcher perspective”. With the report, the two organisations want to narrow the gap between policymakers and internationally active researchers. It shows that the practice of working towards Open Data is often difficult, with remarkable differences depending on the specific field and/or the journal concerned. The key message seems to be that policymakers will never achieve their ambitions if don’t bring the researchers on board and find mechanisms that actually can work in practice.

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