The Essential Nature of Sharing in Science

TitleThe Essential Nature of Sharing in Science
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsFischer, BA, Zig, MJ
JournalScience & Engineering Ethics
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number13533452
Accession Number55613088
KeywordsCollaboration , data management , ethics , information , Publication , PUBLICATIONS , research , RESPONSIBILITY , Responsible , SCIENCE , Sharing
AbstractAdvances in science are the combined result of the efforts of a great many scientists, and in many cases, their willingness to share the products of their research. These products include data sets, both small and large The sharing of data and resources enhances both the scope and the depth of research, while making more efficient use of time and money. However, sharing is not without costs, many of which are borne by the individual who develops the research resource. This article discusses some of the costs of sharing, and ways in which these costs could possibly be mitigated as a way to increase the trend of sharing in science.
NotesFischer, Beth A. 1,2; Email Address: Zig, Michael J. 1,3; Affiliation: 1: Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3500 Fifth Ave., Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA 2: Department of Family Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA 3: Department of Neurology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA; Source Info: Dec2010, Vol. 16 Issue 4, p783; Subject Term: ETHICS; Subject Term: RESPONSIBILITY; Subject Term: PUBLICATIONS; Subject Term: RESEARCH; Subject Term: INFORMATION sharing; Author-Supplied Keyword: Ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: Publication; Author-Supplied Keyword: Research article; Author-Supplied Keyword: Responsible conduct; Author-Supplied Keyword: Sharing; Number of Pages: 17p; Document Type: Article
Short TitleThe Essential Nature of Sharing in Science
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