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dc.contributor.authorQuarati, Alfonso-
dc.contributor.authorRaffaghelli, Juliana Elisa-
dc.contributor.otherInstitute for Applied Mathematics and Information Technologies. National Research Council-
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya. Estudis de Psicologia i Ciències de l'Educació-
dc.identifier.citationQuarati, A. & Raffaghelli, J.E. (2020). Do researchers use open research data? Exploring the relationships between usage trends and metadata quality across scientific disciplines from the Figshare case. Journal of Information Science. doi: 10.1177/0165551520961048-
dc.description.abstractOpen Research Data (ORD) have been considered a driver of scientific transparency. However, data friction, as the phenomenon of data underutilization for several causes, has also been pointed out. A factor often called into question for ORD low usage is the quality of the ORD and associated metadata. This work aims to illustrate the use of ORD, published by the Figshare scientific repository, concerning their scientific discipline, their type and compared to the quality of their metadata. Considering all the Figshare resources, and carrying out a programmatic quality assessment of their metadata, our analysis highlighted two aspects. Firstly, irrespective of the scientific domain considered, most ORD are under-used, but with exceptional cases which concentrate most researchers' attention. Secondly, there was no evidence that the use of ORD is associated with good metadata publishing practices. These two findings opened to a reflection about the potential causes of such data friction.en
dc.publisherJournal of Information Science-
dc.rights(c) Author/s & (c) Journal-
dc.subjectopen research data usageen
dc.subjectdatos abiertos en investigaciónes
dc.subjectmetadata qualityen
dc.subjectcalidad de los metadatoses
dc.subjectqualitat de les metadadesca
dc.subjectresearch repositoriesen
dc.subjectrepositorios de investigaciónes
dc.subjectrepositoris de recercaca
dc.subjectdades obertes en recercaca
dc.titleDo researchers use Open Research Data? Exploring the relationships between usage trends and metadata quality across scientific disciplines from the Figshare case-
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