Scientific Data Sharing/Trading

Pikas, Christina K. Christina.Pikas at JHUAPL.EDU
Tue Oct 5 17:10:42 EDT 2010

Are you familiar with Heather Piwowar's dissertation work? Her page links to her works and also those she has collected on the topic:


Christina K Pikas
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Christina.Pikas at
(240) 228 4812 (DC area)
(443) 778 4812 (Baltimore area)

From: ASIS&T Special Interest Group on Metrics [mailto:SIGMETRICS at] On Behalf Of katy
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 4:32 PM
Subject: [SIGMETRICS] Scientific Data Sharing/Trading

Dear all,
I am interested to read up on what is known about how researchers share scientific data.

 *   Under what conditions do researchers share scientific data freely, e.g., using a Creative Commons license?
 *   When do they 'trade' data for money, citations, etc. and how do they initiate and execute these transactions?
 *   When do they decide not to share?
 *   What 'marketplaces' for scientific data exchange exist today?
Pointers to relevant papers, reports, web sites would be much appreciated.
There might also be research that looks into the sharing/trading of resources, facilities, tools, space, students, etc. relevant for understanding how researchers share data.

Thank you all,


Katy Borner

Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science

Director, CI for Network Science Center,

Curator, Mapping Science exhibit,

School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University

Wells Library 021, 1320 E. Tenth Street, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA

Phone: (812) 855-3256  Fax: -6166

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