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Scientists' Data Sharing Behaviors

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  • Kim, Youngseek
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Free Keywords
Data Reuse; Individual Motivations; Institutional Resources; Institutional Pressures; Data Sharing
  • Abstract

    The objective of this research is to investigate the factors influencing scientists’ data sharing behaviors in different scientific communities by examining both discipline and individual level predictors together. The target population of this research included faculty members and post-doctoral researchers in U.S. academic institutions who belong to STEM disciplines. The sampling frame of this research was identified from the scholar list in the Community of Science’s (CoS) Scholar Database (, which provides a researcher profile directory in the world mainly from universities and colleges. The final field survey instrument was distributed to the 16,165 potential survey participants in 56 STEM disciplines. From November 19, 2012 to February 15, 2013, a total of 2,470 valid responses were received for the initial data analysis (15.28% of response rate).

    On 2016-08-20, the openICPSR web site was moved to new software. In the migration process, some projects were not published in the new system because the decisions made in the old site did not map easily to the new setup. An ICPSR staff member manually published these projects, taking care to preserve the original wishes of the depositor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-09-22 / 2012-12-21
    Fall 2012
  • 2013-03-20 / 2013-06-22
    Spring 2013
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.

Update Metadata: 2016-08-27 | Issue Number: 29 | Registration Date: 2015-09-02

Kim, Youngseek (2016): Scientists' Data Sharing Behaviors. Version: 2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.