Advertisement
Research Article

Sharing Detailed Research Data Is Associated with Increased Citation Rate

  • Heather A. Piwowar mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: hpiwowar@cbmi.pitt.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    X
  • Roger S. Day,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    X
  • Douglas B. Fridsma

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    X
  • Published: March 21, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000308
  • Published in PLOS ONE

Reader Comments (6)

Post a new comment on this article

Greed....

Posted by txbiomed on 27 Mar 2007 at 19:36 GMT

The Hippocratic oath tends to find its boundaries when it comes into the realm of research. Wherein doctors and scientists of old were all part of a wonderful and exciting society that, while in a class by themselves, often found the opportunity to share and grow as professionals by making sure that the society "within" had access to relevant information. The point in this article is made and presented in a manner consistent with the "political correctness" demanded by same said groups. Ladies and gentlemen: research grants, big name drugs, and the usual beasts are at play here. The oath only means something if it is applied in the first place, and if the same Physicians, Scientists and Researchers aren't held to corporate secrecy agreements, non-competes and legal action. The real cause here is simple...greed.