Increasingly, researchers are asked to think about their data beyond theory and ethics. Grants, now, require fundees to create data management plans to indicate what and how their data will be re-used. In certain cases, the discourse used strongly indicates the preference by funding bodies to see research made ‘reusable’. The European Union’s FAIR requirements, for example, ask the following questions: ‘How will the data be made accessible (e.g. by deposition in a repository)?’ Thus, the expectation is that data will be made available.
February 21, 20184 min