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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Survey on open data in evolutionary biology

Here's a survey on open data due today.  Sorry I didn't notice it earlier.  (Thanks to Mario.)  From the survey introduction:

Together with a consortium of evolutionary biology journals and scientific societies, the U.S. National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) and the UNC Chapel Hill Metadata Research Center are establishing a digital repository that will allow users to store and retrieve the data that underly published works in the field.

As part of that initiative, we are studying attitudes and practices in data sharing among evolutionary biologists. We are inviting all evoldir readers (including students, postdocs, educators and researchers) to help in this effort by completing a short survey....