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HCIL-2008-24

Parr, C. (May 2008)
Open Sourcing Ecological Data
BioScience, 4, 309-310.
HCIL-2008-24

In a thought-provoking viewpoint, Cassey and Blackburn (2006) suggest that reproducibility should not be required of ecological studies. Thus, ecological journals should not require authors to publish data as a requirement of publication, nor should reviewers insist on it. They make three cautionary points: First, the goal of reproducibility should not be applied piecemeal. Second, journals are not ready for custodianship of data. Third, publishing data places the intellectual rights of authors at risk under the current reward system. I will respond to each of these points, then end with another view of the future of ecological research: an open source web of ecological data.



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