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Providing public access to research results
As a rule, researchers make all results available as part of scientific/academic discourse. In specific cases, however, there may be reasons not to make results publicly available (in the narrower sense of publication, but also in a broader sense through other communication channels); this decision must not depend on third parties. Researchers decide autonomously – with due regard for the conventions of the relevant subject area – whether, how and where to disseminate their results. If it has been decided to make results available in the public domain, researchers describe them clearly and in full. Where possible and reasonable, this includes making the research data, materials and information on which the results are based, as well as the methods and software used, available and fully explaining the work processes. Software programmed by researchers themselves is made publicly available along with the source code. Researchers provide full and correct information about their own preliminary work and that of others.
In the interest of transparency and to enable research to be referred to and reused by others, whenever possible researchers make the research data and principal materials on which a publication is based available in recognised archives and repositories in accordance with the FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable). Restrictions may apply to public availability in the case of patent applications. If self-developed research software is to be made available to third parties, an appropriate licence is provided.
In line with the principle of “quality over quantity”, researchers avoid splitting research into inappropriately small publications. They limit the repetition of content from publications of which they were (co-)authors to that which is necessary to enable the reader to understand the context. They cite results previously made publicly available unless, in exceptional cases, this is deemed unnecessary by the general conventions of the discipline.
Further links on making research results publicly accessible
Disclaimer: The selection of links provided here does not claim to be exhaustive. They are examples. The editors welcome suggestions for the inclusion of further examples.
Berlin Declaration on Open Access to Knowledge in the Sciences and Humanities
See here for information on the DFG’s funding programme “Open Access Publication Funding”:DFG funding programme “Open Access Publication Funding”
Appeal for the use of open licences in science
The Alliance Digital Information Initiative
Information provided by the DFG on the Alliance Digital Information Initiative
FAQs on the second publication right under the Alliance Digital Information Initiative
A guide on legal issues in Open Science
Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship
Principles for the Handling of Research Data by the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany
Handling of Research DataDFG Guidelines on the Handling of Research Data
Guidelines on the Handling of Research Software
Storage Capacity and Management of Sample Material and Drill CoresInternational Drill Core Repository at the University of BremenDrill Core Repository Hanover, Grubenhagen, Berlin-SpandauNational Core Repository for Continental Research Drilling of the GESEP Consortium (available in German only)
Maintaining Storage CapacityPositive example: German Climate Computing CentreNational Research Data InfrastructureDFG – National Research Data Infrastructure
Maintaining storage capacity in the geosciencesRegistry of Research Data RepositoriesIntegrated Climate Data CenterData Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
HRK Guidelines for Stating Affiliations in Publications
Examples from the Natural SciencesPANGAEA – “Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Sciences“TU-Freiberg – Document Archive (Lithothek)Project ROHSA 3
Helpful Notes on the Reusability of Research SoftwareBioconductor – Open Source Software For BioinformaticsW. Patrick Walters: Code Sharing in the Open Science Era. 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jcim.0c01000)
Appropriate accessibility is important in terms of the verifiability of research work in mathematics where self-developed software and data have a key role to play.GitHubZenodo
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