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(English) A survey on research data in environmental sciences: perceptions and practices of CNR researchers (Italiano) Indagine sui dati della ricerca nel settore ambientale: percezioni e pratiche dei ricercatori Cnr

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  • Daniela Luzi
  • Maria Girolama Caruso
  • Cristiana Crescimbene
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    (English) The report provides the results of a survey on researchers’ attitudes and practices of data sharing in the area of Environmental sciences. It is based on an online questionnaire submitted to CNR researchers active in this disciplinary field, that has proved to be data intensive, collaborative and multidisciplinary. The study lies within the framework of other international analyses that consider this complex process exploring different aspects that may influence the propensity of a consistent and effective data release. Therefore, motivations, perceived barriers and enablers to data sharing are analysed together with the outline of research context and practices in this field. CNR researchers are aware of the importance of research data as shown by the rate of responses as well as by their opinions on the reasons for the availability and preservation of data. They are willing to share some of their data and they do it especially when they are used to use data produced by others and can rely on archives to deposit their results. Many of the obstacles perceived may be overcome by the adoption of clear policies that advocate Open Access as well as by developing infrastructures that support their diffusion. (Italiano) Questo lavoro illustra i risultati di una indagine sugli atteggiamenti e le pratiche di condivisione dei dati della ricerca rivolta ai ricercatori del Dipartimento Scienze del Sistema Terra e Tecnologie per l’Ambiente (DTA) del CNR. L’indagine si inquadra nell’ambito di analoghe indagini svolte a livello internazionale e intende analizzare i diversi fattori che influenzano la propensione alla condivisione in un settore per sua natura multidisciplinare, caratterizzato da un uso intenso di dati. Per questo motivo oggetto di analisi sono state le opinioni, le motivazioni, e gli eventuali ostacoli percepiti dai ricercatori del DTA assieme alla rilevazione delle pratiche di acquisizione, gestione e uso dei dati. I risultati dell’indagine hanno evidenziato una forte sensibilità rispetto al valore e alla funzione che i dati rappresentano per il progresso della ricerca. Gli intervistati sono in genere disposti a condividere i propri dati e lo fanno in misura maggiore quando utilizzano dati prodotti da altri e soprattutto quando hanno a disposizione archivi su cui depositarli. Molti degli ostacoli percepiti dagli intervistati potrebbero essere superati adottando chiare politiche di sostegno all’Open Access e indirizzando le risorse verso lo sviluppo di infrastrutture di supporto alla loro diffusione.

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    Paper provided by National Research Council, Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies in its series IRPPS Working Papers with number 55:2013.

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    Keywords: (English) Research data; researchers’ attitudes; Open access; questionnaire-based survey; Environmental and Earth sciences (Italiano) Dati della ricerca; atteggiamenti dei ricercatori; Accesso aperto; indagine; scienze della terra e dell’ambiente;

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