Three Gaps in Opening Science

dc.contributor.authorMosconi, Gaia
dc.contributor.authorLi, Qinyu
dc.contributor.authorRandall, Dave
dc.contributor.authorKarasti, Helena
dc.contributor.authorTolmie, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBarutzky, Jana
dc.contributor.authorKorn, Matthias
dc.contributor.authorPipek, Volkmar
dc.description.abstractThe Open Science (OS) agenda has potentially massive cultural, organizational and infrastructural consequences. Ambitions for OS-driven policies have proliferated, within which researchers are expected to publish their scientific data. Significant research has been devoted to studying the issues associated with managing Open Research Data. Digital curation, as it is typically known, seeks to assess data management issues to ensure its long-term value and encourage secondary use. Hitherto, relatively little interest has been shown in examining the immense gap that exists between the OS grand vision and researchers’ actual data practices. Our specific contribution is to examine research data practices before systematic attempts at curation are made. We suggest that interdisciplinary ethnographically-driven contexts offer a perspicuous opportunity to understand the Data Curation and Research Data Management issues that can problematize uptake. These relate to obvious discrepancies between Open Research Data policies and subject-specific research practices and needs. Not least, it opens up questions about how data is constituted in different disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts. We present a detailed empirical account of interdisciplinary ethnographically-driven research contexts in order to clarify critical aspects of the OS agenda and how to realize its benefits, highlighting three gaps: between policy and practice, in knowledge, and in tool use and
dc.relation.ispartofComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW): Vol. 28
dc.relation.ispartofseriesComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
dc.subjectCollaborative research practices
dc.subjectDigital curation
dc.subjectEthnographic approach
dc.subjectOpen Data policy
dc.subjectOpen research Data
dc.subjectOpen Science
dc.subjectResearch Data management
dc.subjectResearch Data practices
dc.titleThree Gaps in Opening Sciencede
dc.typeText/Journal Article