Research data producers need to be rewarded and acknowledged for their work. The readers of your research also need to be able to track the sources you used, including the data. This is why data must be cited properly, just like books or papers. Our resident citations expert Catherine Brendow explains how.
Journals and researchers are ranked in different ways through the use of specific metrics. In this post, our colleague Isabelle Vuillemin-Raval gives you a short introduction on what metrics are, why they were created, and why they are problematic and should be used with care.
There are multiple reasons why you wouldn’t share research data you’ve worked on, and the most obvious might just be you don’t know why you should. Here are some arguments collected by our colleague Guillaume Pasquier for your consideration.
Funding institutions such as the SNSF now require researchers to fill a data management plan with their application. What is a data management plan (DMP), and how should you answer its questions?
Funding agencies now expect researchers to manage and share their research data following international standards and good practice from their field. But do you know what “research data” actually means? Before we get into the how, let’s focus on the “what”.
Are you a teacher or a TA? Are you wondering whether you can copy and share articles or PDFs with your students? Our legal librarian Céline Vilmen tells you everything you need to know before distributing or uploading documents to your Moodle platform.