Senior Product Manager & Research Data Specialist
University of California
As open data practices become normalized across the research ecosystem and institutions increasingly invest in research data management and sharing practices, it’s clear that research integrity and ethical issues related to the publication of data are growing. While scholarly journals have guidance on how to handle ethical and legal issues that arise during the publication process, there has not been clear or standard guidance for stakeholders involved in publishing data. Libraries, researchers, repository managers, federal agencies, publishers, and research integrity officers came together to publish the first set of guidance: “FORCE11 and Committee on Publication Ethics Recommendations for the handling of ethical concerns relating to the publication of research data.” This session will touch on how the work came about as well as the published four topical areas of guidance: authorship, scientific rigor, risk (to participants, external communities), and legal. The majority of the session will be dedicated to discussing how these resources can be of use across institutional communities including repositories, research integrity offices, libraries, and as educational materials for researchers themselves.