18: Data sharing

Episode 18 · June 29th, 2016 · 51 mins 28 secs

About this Episode

Withholding data: bad science or scientific misconduct?

Some of the topics discussed:

  • Dan raises privacy issues surrounding sharing data
  • What are the limits of AI to identify people from 'un-identifiable' data?
  • The new age of sharing data
  • What grinds Dan's gears
  • Requesting data from people who said that they'd actually share their data
  • James' experiences with requesting data
  • Dan offers a solution for accessing data via an independent 3rd party
  • When is a data request 'vexatious'?
  • Hiding data vs. just being lazy with data management
  • The importance of sharing your analysis code along with the data
  • Version controlling manuscripts
  • How much will open data actually improve science?
  • 'Fake' journals masquerading as real ones
  • Australia's windfarm commissioner (a real thing, unfortunalty)
  • Australian coffee vs. the rest of the world
  • Our Twitter followers numbers have surpassed our Facebook fans!


  • The paper on requesting data


  • The blog post on whether withholding your data is scientific misconduct


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