Retention of Research Data at Risk, Researchers Say

Summer Hoeckel

Studies conducted at the University of British Columbia tracking the accessibility of scientific data over time found that an alarming  80% of research data is lost within two decades. To help insure that data is saved for future use, researchers at UCB are now calling upon scientific journals to require authors to upload data onto public archives as a condition of publication.

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For more information, see Harvard’s policy on “Retention of Research Data and Materials”: