The future of publishing scientific data: is it time to accept the wider publication of null data?

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/578854
Title:
The future of publishing scientific data: is it time to accept the wider publication of null data?
Authors:
Guinn, Barbara-Ann
Abstract:
One of the most self-limiting dogmas’ which scientists submit themselves to is the avoidance of publishing negative data. This reflected the fact that authors generally do not write up and submit null data. The avoidance of publishing negative data (by authors and journals) ensures we only show experiments that worked and represent a clear story of success. Experiments which the research community remains ignorant of and which thus be repeated wasting the limited money currently available for research from the government and charities, and time which could be spent more productively, moving the field forward more rapidly. But how should the science community publish negative data? This Editorial discusses some of the concerns regarding publishing null data and ways we can move the bioscience forward through it's publication.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
Guinn, B.A. (2014) 'The future of publishing scientific data: is it time to accept the wider publication of null data?' EC Cancer 1, 1-2.
Publisher:
E Cronicon
Journal:
EC Cancer
Issue Date:
Dec-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/578854
Additional Links:
'https://www.ecronicon.com/ecca/cancer-ECCA-01-00001.php
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Appears in Collections:
Biomedicine and Nutrition Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorGuinn, Barbara-Annen
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-29T07:54:26Zen
dc.date.available2015-09-29T07:54:26Zen
dc.date.issued2014-12en
dc.identifier.citationGuinn, B.A. (2014) 'The future of publishing scientific data: is it time to accept the wider publication of null data?' EC Cancer 1, 1-2.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/578854en
dc.descriptionThis is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.en
dc.description.abstractOne of the most self-limiting dogmas’ which scientists submit themselves to is the avoidance of publishing negative data. This reflected the fact that authors generally do not write up and submit null data. The avoidance of publishing negative data (by authors and journals) ensures we only show experiments that worked and represent a clear story of success. Experiments which the research community remains ignorant of and which thus be repeated wasting the limited money currently available for research from the government and charities, and time which could be spent more productively, moving the field forward more rapidly. But how should the science community publish negative data? This Editorial discusses some of the concerns regarding publishing null data and ways we can move the bioscience forward through it's publication.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherE Croniconen
dc.relation.url'https://www.ecronicon.com/ecca/cancer-ECCA-01-00001.phpen
dc.subjectscientific dataen
dc.subjectdata publishingen
dc.subjectnull dataen
dc.subjectscientific communicationen
dc.subjectscience communicationen
dc.titleThe future of publishing scientific data: is it time to accept the wider publication of null data?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalEC Canceren
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