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ERIC Number: EJ1066129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 13
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Usage Patterns of Open Genomic Data
Xia, Jingfeng; Liu, Ying
College & Research Libraries, v74 n2 p195-207 Mar 2013
This paper uses Genome Expression Omnibus (GEO), a data repository in biomedical sciences, to examine the usage patterns of open data repositories. It attempts to identify the degree of recognition of data reuse value and understand how e-science has impacted a large-scale scholarship. By analyzing a list of 1,211 publications that cite GEO data to support their independent studies, it discovers that free data can support a wealth of high-quality investigations, that the rate of open data use keeps growing over the years, and that scholars in different countries show different rates of complying with data-sharing policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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