[Irtalk] A quick look at references to research data repositories - Research Trends

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 22:20:37 SAST 2014

*The visibility of research data as estimated by references to data
repositories in the published literature has seen strong growth in recent
years.* The topics covered by these papers are preponderantly centered on
health-related issues. This currently topical issue is seeing initiatives
aiming to further integrate research data into the more traditional outputs
of research that are scholarly communications (1). There are still
challenges ahead, in particular regarding unique identification and
meta-data integration, which would allow more rigorous and accurate
bibliometrics analyses. Nevertheless, with current computational storage
capacities and increasing demand from the research community, the future of
research data currently appears full of potential promises.

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