Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2009
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 711510 Independent Artists, Writers, and Performers
      711513 Independent writers and authors
      511120 Periodical Publishers
      561611 Investigation Services
    • Abstract:
      Background: Many journals now require authors share their data with other investigators, either by depositing the data in a public repository or making it freely available upon request. These policies are explicit, but remain largely untested. We sought to determine how well authors comply with such policies by requesting data from authors who had published in one of two journals with clear data sharing policies. Methods and Findings: We requested data from ten investigators who had published in either PLoS Medicine or PLoS Clinical Trials. All responses were carefully documented. In the event that we were refused data, we reminded authors of the journal's data sharing guidelines. If we did not receive a response to our initial request, a second request was made. Following the ten requests for raw data, three investigators did not respond, four authors responded and refused to share their data, two email addresses were no longer valid, and one author requested further details. A reminder of PLoS's explicit requirement that authors share data did not change the reply from the four authors who initially refused. Only one author sent an original data set. Conclusions: We received only one of ten raw data sets requested. This suggests that journal policies requiring data sharing do not lead to authors making their data sets available to independent investigators. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      19326203
    • Accession Number:
      55980405
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SAVAGE, C. J.; VICKERS, A. J. Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals. PLoS ONE, [s. l.], v. 4, n. 9, p. 1, 2009. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 31 mar. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Savage CJ, Vickers AJ. Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals. PLoS ONE. 2009;4(9):1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580. Accessed March 31, 2020.
    • APA:
      Savage, C. J., & Vickers, A. J. (2009). Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals. PLoS ONE, 4(9), 1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Savage, Caroline J., and Andrew J. Vickers. 2009. “Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals.” PLoS ONE 4 (9): 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580.
    • Harvard:
      Savage, C. J. and Vickers, A. J. (2009) ‘Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals’, PLoS ONE, 4(9), p. 1. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 31 March 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Savage, CJ & Vickers, AJ 2009, ‘Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals’, PLoS ONE, vol. 4, no. 9, p. 1, viewed 31 March 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Savage, Caroline J., and Andrew J. Vickers. “Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals.” PLoS ONE, vol. 4, no. 9, Sept. 2009, p. 1. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Savage, Caroline J., and Andrew J. Vickers. “Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals.” PLoS ONE 4, no. 9 (September 2009): 1. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Savage CJ, Vickers AJ. Empirical Study of Data Sharing by Authors Publishing in PLoS Journals. PLoS ONE [Internet]. 2009 Sep [cited 2020 Mar 31];4(9):1. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=55980405&custid=s6224580