Wellcome Open Research
Growing a culture of data sharing
As data is essential to research and key to reproducibility, the Early Career Researcher Advisory Board (ECRAB) for Wellcome Open Research have launched a Data Sharing Campaign. We want to grow a culture of data sharing by raising awareness, sharing information and developing discipline specific resources on data sharing to help all researchers shift to open science practices. This site will be a hub for all the content.
Easier said than done…
Open data – are you enthusiastic or apprehensive about openly sharing your data? Even for those who are willing to share their data, the journey can sometimes be arduous, with unexpected challenges and hurdles to overcome, so it’s not surprising that even the most tenacious might be put off.
We know it can sometimes be a struggle, and many are facing the same difficulties, which is why we’re here to lend a helping hand. We’ll be easing you into the process, educating and guiding you with useful advice and case studies, so that you can familiarise yourself with the requirements, but also enrich your research by making it open and accessible for other to reuse. Believe us, your efforts are worth it in the long run.
Share your data story
“We are keen in the WOR ECRAB to promote and support good practice around open data and data sharing. There is fear and insecurity around what open data and data sharing might mean on an individual level. Data sharing might also seem like an arduous and thankless task to achieve at the end of a project when time is limited.
We are excited to be launching a data sharing campaign where we hope to address some of the key issues faced by ECRs. Openness is a key ingredient to progressive, reproducible and efficient science as well as a solid foundation on which to build a better and kinder research culture. It is our aim to help ECRs develop their own open data good practices, guided by the success of others, and to implement it at every stage of their research. It is our hope that our fellow ECRs will develop their own vision for open data and data sharing, which will shape the future of research for the better."