September 10, 2009


  1. Thanks for this summary, Duncan! I’m curious if any of the authors mentioned micro-attribution as an important step to addressing the second summary point of lack of incentives and fear of being scooped. I’ll have a scan of the articles this weekend.

    Comment by Chris Lasher — September 10, 2009 @ 3:03 pm | Reply

  2. Maybe I missed something but 3 out of 4 of the articles asked me to login or pay.Can you get to them all outside of your institution?

    Comment by ChemSpiderman — September 10, 2009 @ 6:05 pm | Reply

  3. http://opendino.wordpress.com/

    Maybe that’s changing?

    Comment by Jon — September 10, 2009 @ 7:49 pm | Reply

  4. The two Opinion articles and the Editorial are free to access online indefinitely. You will need to register/log in to read the two Opinion articles. All Nature Editorials are free to access and do not require log in.
    Anybody experiencing problems with access, please accept our apologies- there is a link on the access page to report any problems, so please use it and we’ll look into it immediately.

    Comment by Maxine Clarke — September 10, 2009 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

  5. I sometimes wonder if there is any point to worrying about the lack of open data when we are hardly able to grock the data that is already open.

    Comment by Hari Jayaram — September 10, 2009 @ 9:56 pm | Reply

  6. I think part of the problem is the effort required to properly publish data. I’ve put all the experiment data and code from my MPhil research online, and it took me several weekends to collate it, write some supplementary documentation and package everything up. Faced with tight deadlines (such as the final submission date for a thesis!), I doubt most researchers would be able to justify spending time preparing and sharing their data.

    Comment by Paul — September 12, 2009 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

  7. Because it’s hard to do it properly?

    Comment by Neil Swainston — September 18, 2009 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

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