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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

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  • Roger S. Day,

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

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  • Douglas B. Fridsma

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

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

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Posted by coturnix on 13 Jul 2007 at 17:22 GMT

This is a very high increase in citations. Let's see if this study prompts more researchers to make their data freely available.

I am glad that you narrowed down your study to a single type of data - microarrays - and I'd like to see future comparisons to other types of data, e.g., in chemistry.