To obtain a comprehensive understanding of the present RDM situation in the neuroscience community, NFDI-Neuro conducted a community survey to investigate what among neuroscience community is perceived as the largest obstacles and most pressing needs with respect to RDM, and how members of the community self-assess their present proficiency in RDM topics.
With the present survey, the authors identified various challenges in RDM in the neuroscience community. In particular, they found that the community perceives a lack of standards for data and metadata, a lack of provenance tracking and versioning of data, a lack of protected digital research infrastructure for sensitive data and a lack of education and resources for proper RDM. However, an overwhelming majority of community members indicated that they would be willing to share their data with other researchers and are interested to increase their RDM skills. Thus, the survey results suggest that training, the provision of standards, tools, infrastructure, and resources for RDM holds the potential to significantly facilitate reproducible research in neuroscience.
NFDI-Neuro initiative is, therefore, addressing the most pressing needs of the neuroscience community and has already contributed significantly to several of the cross-cutting goals of NFDI in the past. NFDI-Neuro plans to advance these operational solutions and to transfer them to an increasing number of labs of the German and international science community.
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