Joshua Borycz, Alison Specht and Kevin Crowston

Joshua Borycz is a librarian for STEM Research at Vanderbilt University. His information science research focuses on the data management and sharing attitudes and practices of scientists. Alison Specht is an environmental scientist with broad expertise in research, teaching and community engagement. She has focused on facilitating interdisciplinary and multinational groups to tackle complex environmental problems using existing data. Kevin Crowston is a Distinguished Professor of Information Science in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. His research examines new ways of organizing made possible by the extensive use of information and communications technology.

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Surveys Provide Insight Into Three Factors That Encourage Open Data and Science

Over a 10-year period Carol Tenopir of DataONE and her team conducted a global survey of scientists, managers and government workers involved in broad environmental science activities about their willingness to share data and their opinion of the resources available to do so (Tenopir et al., 2011, 2015, 2018, 2020). Comparing the responses over that time shows a general increase in the willingness to share data (and thus engage in Open Science).

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