5 Data Citation – why we care Benefits for academia and the nation global access to research data legitimately citable contribution to the scientific record results can be verified and re-purposed for future study cross disciplinary studies never previously possible
6 Benefits for research funders Australia invests over $30B p/a in R&D Australia has approximately 100K researchers Data capture costs up to half of a research project Enabling data reuse will reduce that cost Data citation is key to enabling data reuse Expanded publishing opportunities Data Citation – why we care
7 Benefits for individuals and institutions acknowledge and reward data outputs data citation metrics - reuse can be tracked increases the citation rate of linked publications data publications acceptable for CVs and biosketches (NSF) journals require citations for supplemental material Data Citation – why we care
9 JohnG; Jen. (2011?, 2012? N.D.): 3” res MFD. CSIRO. Lots of Misc Files Red USB, bottom RH drawer, my office. Early 21stC data citation John Gallant; Jenet Austin (2012): Contributing Area - Multiple Flow Direction (Partial) (3" resolution) derived from 1" SRTM DEM-H. v1. CSIRO. Data Collection. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4225/08/50A9D0E561DA6
(Some) recent developments: Funders & Government(s) Publishers Researchers Standards Citation tracking ANDS and Australian institutions 12 Where are we up to? image: http://riverbankoftruth.com
13 the NSF now allows for citable data (ie with a DOI) to be listed as an outcome of research, like a journal article. This is done in what is called a "biosketch" - basically a summary of your work, an a key part of the granting process. http://datapub.cdlib.org/?p=1343 Funders come on board
15 And elsewhere… “The Code” What will the next revision say about data?
Publishers come on board 16 http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/22/idUS109861+22-Jun- 2012+HUG20120622
17 The American Naturalist Biological Journal of the Linnean Society BMC Ecology BMC Evolutionary Biology BMJ BMJ Open Ecological Applications Ecological Monographs Ecology Ecosphere Evolution Evolutionary Applications Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Functional Ecology Genetics Heredity Journal of Applied Ecology Journal of Ecology Journal of Evolutionary Biology Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management Journal of Heredity Journal of Paleontology Molecular Biology and Evolution Molecular Ecology and Molecular Ecology Resources Nature Nucleic Acids Research Paleobiology PLOS Science Systematic Biology ZooKeys http://datadryad.org/pages/jdap Selected journals that require data archiving
28 To summarise … » Data citation is becoming accepted scholarly practice » Traditional journals are embracing data citation, Many new journals assume data citation » Research funding will have more emphasis on data access + reuse = citation » Scholarly metrics will eventually include citations to data » altmetrics will become more important: reach and impact & early identification of seminal datasets » DOIs – best practice for persistent access to data products
A number of institutions in Australia are building a culture of data citation within their organisations: Some are “dipping their toes” Some have it in their data management roadmap For some, it’s a “blip” on their radar Where are you? Next steps? 29 Are we there yet?
Do we have a metadata catalogue? Do we have a store of publicly available data? Do our researchers regularly archive data? Are our researchers interested in data citation? Do our policy makers support data citation? Are our datasets stable? Do we have access to a developer to implement the tools? Source: Dave Connell, Australian Antarctic Data Centre 30 Is my organisation ready for data citation? ?