Elsevier, the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), part of Leiden University
Open data practices facilitate collaboration, drive data analysis, and promote transparency and reproducibility. Yet the research community has not uniformly embraced open data or data sharing practices. This report describes the findings of a complementary methods approach to examine the practices, motivations, and obstacles to data sharing as well as perceived advantages among researchers across disciplines worldwide. Combining information from a bibliometric analysis, a survey and case studies, this report examines how researchers share data, the attitudes of researchers toward sharing data, and why researchers might be reticent to share data.