Some data and experience why not sharing data is bad
Cost of not having FAIR research data Report written by PwC EU Services. Seven indicators were defined to estimate the cost of not having FAIR research data: Time spent, cost of storage, licence costs, research retraction, double funding, interdisciplinarity and potential economic growth. Estimated at €10.2bn per year in Europe, the measurable cost of not having FAIR research data makes an overwhelming case in favour of the implementation of the FAIR principles.
Preliminary analysis: Introduction of FAIR data in Denmark The analysis to estimated the benefits and costs of implementing FAIR and examined the barriers and opportunities in implementing FAIR data at the Danish research institutions. The socio-economic net present value was estimated as approx. DKK 2 billion (~270 million €) over a 40-year period, provided that 50 per cent of all research data in Denmark follow the FAIR principles.
The Ethics of not releasing Data Egon’s personal blog on the recurrent theme of lack of useful data: There are many angles here, and this blog series starts collecting information about just only one angle. The ethics of not releasing data.
And the first reaction:
Ineke Malsch (14 Oct, 2021): A rather picky remark is that ethics is not the same as morals. Crudely stated, ethics is a philosophical area studying ethical issues and dilemmas, while all people have (distinct) moral convictions on how they should live and what counts as good behaviour. Cultural and religious differences influence… → read more