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Data science for the scientific life cycle
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Data science can be incorporated into every stage of a scientific study. Here we describe how data science can be used to generate hypotheses, to design experiments, to perform experiments, and to analyse data. We also present our vision for how data science techniques will be an integral part of the laboratory of the future.

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Social Science
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Author:
Daphne Ezer
Kirstie Whitaker
Date Added:
11/13/2020
The citation advantage of linking publications to research data
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Efforts to make research results open and reproducible are increasingly reflected by journal policies encouraging or mandating authors to provide data availability statements. As a consequence of this, there has been a strong uptake of data availability statements in recent literature. Nevertheless, it is still unclear what proportion of these statements actually contain well-formed links to data, for example via a URL or permanent identifier, and if there is an added value in providing them. We consider 531,889 journal articles published by PLOS and BMC which are part of the PubMed Open Access collection, categorize their data availability statements according to their content and analyze the citation advantage of different statement categories via regression. We find that, following mandated publisher policies, data availability statements have become common by now, yet statements containing a link to a repository are still just a fraction of the total. We also find that articles with these statements, in particular, can have up to 25.36% higher citation impact on average: an encouraging result for all publishers and authors who make the effort of sharing their data. All our data and code are made available in order to reproduce and extend our results.

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Life Science
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arXiv
Author:
Barbara McGillivray
Giovanni Colavizza
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz
Isla Staden
Kirstie Whitaker
Date Added:
08/07/2020