If you’re writing about data-sharing and your article is behind a paywall with no preprint on biorxiv, it’s perhaps time to revisit your definitions of both “data” and “sharing” 🧐
72% of corresponding authors (CA) responded positively to a raw data request when the CA was an early career researcher. Same figure for senior researchers was only 11%. #openscience #hope #paywall
Evidence to support the hunch: Early career researchers (#ECRs) are more willing to share data than senior researchers.
This article comes at no surprise to me. Having mandated open data since day one at we’ve rarely seen ECRs baulk at providing data for reuse. In fact, they’re heartened that peers can build upon their work: it’s called researching like a pro