Publication archive (Radboud University)

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Publication archive (Radboud University)

What is this about?

The research institute for Social and Cultural Science (SCR) from The Radboud University Nijmegen, has institutionalized a system of archiving information related to all publications of its researchers in publication packages, to provide the scientific community with well-documented open source data to improve scientific transparency and integrity. The organization of archiving both data and publications with source information, makes it possible to perform several security checks with respect to fraud, plagiarism and data construction. As of January 1, 2014, the first author of each article, book or book chapter that is published, should make his/her research data accessible. An instruction of how to archive your data, subdivided into qualitative and quantitative research, can be found on the webpage of the institute.

Why is this important?

In order to both promote and foster transparency in science, an archive collecting all research that has been done within an institute provides the basic needs to improve this transparency.

For whom is this important?

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