A reproducibility crisis has been hitting science in the past years, this is one of the main causes that slows down research in almost every field. The main factors are related to selective reporting, pressure to publish, low statistical power and lack of available raw data. Most data are available only on request, but their availability decreases with the time passing. Researchers would rather wait to make their data public until their papers are published, but there is also a big amount of data that could be shared without compromising their work.
There are already some tools that allow researchers to publish experimental data, best practices and mistakes, so by unifying efforts with research groups and the existing platforms, Material Pioneers aims at making science more open and data easier to share.
- Helps to avoid disaster and build your reputation
- Makes it easier to write papers and helps reviewers see it your way
- Enables continuity of your work
Here you can find some platforms and tools to share and download data, best practices and more.
How can you share relevant results without compromising on your publication?
Accelerating materials discovery's recipe has a few key ingredients. Yasemin Turkyilmaz-van der Velden, Data Steward at TU Delft | Mechanical Engineering shares with us her point on Open Science, and how to make a bigger impact by (consciously) sharing your data.
An open source platform to share and download scientific data worldwide
NOMAD copes with the increasing demand and requirement of storing scientific data and making them available for longer periods. NOMAD keeps scientific data for at least 10 years for free. NOMAD also facilitates research groups to share and exchange their results, inside a single group or between two or more.
Gives you a unique ID to identify yourself and your research, it is easy to integrate with other platforms
We are a global, community-led organization that provides digital identifiers (ORCID iDs) for researchers, so that they – and you, their organizations – can benefit from being uniquely identified and reliably connected with their professional information (affiliations, awards, publications, and more). We are committed to openness, so everyone can access and re-use information that ORCID record holders have marked as public. In addition, researchers can grant additional record access and update privileges to ORCID members that use the ORCID API.
EGA (European Genome-phenome Archive)
The European Genome-phenome Archive (EGA) is a service for permanent archiving and sharing of all types of personally identifiable genetic and phenotypic data resulting from biomedical research projects.
Use tags to identify and search for resources, eg #dataset #sharedata
Developing methods, organizing and sharing protocols for groups and companies
Tweaking and adopting existing methods is laborious but often unrewarded. By sharing methods on protocols.io in your company or lab, you make sure that knowledge stays with the team, even if the scientist leaves. It also helps to keep the protocols up-to-date and make sure everyone is using the most recent version.