10 Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data

Title10 Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsGoodman, A., Pepe A., Blocker A. W., Borgman C. L., Cranmer K., Crosas M., Di Stefano R., Gil Y., Groth P., Hedstrom M., Hogg D. W., Kashyap V., Mahabal A., Siemiginowska A., & Slavkovic A.
JournalPLoS Computational Biology
Date Published2014/04/24/
ISBN Number1553-7358
KeywordsAstrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, Computer Science - Computers and Society, Computer Science - Digital Libraries, sg_data_sharing

This article offers a short guide to the steps scientists can take to ensure that their data and associated analyses continue to be of value and to be recognized. In just the past few years, hundreds of scholarly papers and reports have been written on questions of data sharing, data provenance, research reproducibility, licensing, attribution, privacy, and more, but our goal here is not to review that literature. Instead, we present a short guide intended for researchers who want to know why it is important to "care for and feed" data, with some practical advice on how to do that.