answers – Find out what researchers really need & try to meet that need. • Some unanswered questions – What do the different metrics tell you? – Whose needs are best served by which info? • Some unasked questions
oncology publications could not be reproduced. • Bayer: 43 of 67 oncology & cardiovascular projects were based on contradictory results • Dr. John Ioannidis: Of 432 publications purporting sex differences in hypertension, multiple sclerosis, or lung cancer, only one data set was reproducible.
twice as frequently as articles with no data… but otherwise equal qualifications” Gleditsch, N.P. & Strand, H. Posting your data: will you be scooped or will you be famous? International Studies Perspectives 4, 89-97 (2003). http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1528-3577.04105
meet researcher needs. • Let’s get the context right for metrics. • Practical tips – Collect lots of data – Build expertise in analysis – Make that data available openly – it’s more valuable in aggregate than siloed apart.