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Chapter 33: Cataloguing and Organizing Data

Cataloguing and Organizing Data

Cataloguing and Organizing Data
Susan M. Jekielek Jared Lyle Johanna Davidson Bleckman Rujuta Umarji

Background

Introduction

Researchers have increasing obligations to provide shareable versions of their research data. Journals often require replication datasets with article submissions. The US Federal government has encouraged agencies to develop plans for increasing access to the results of federally funded scientific research.1 The European Union has invested resources into data infrastructure. Transparency in research has also fueled increasing expectations for researchers to document and share their data.

At the same time, technology has advanced such that storage of data has become less expensive, platforms for storing data have become more numerous, ...

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