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h1. Evidence Promoting Good Data Management


If you have any additional examples that you would like to share, please email them to: rdm.c4dm at gmail.com


[[Tales Of Lost Data]]

h2. The Lost Laptop Problem

* 2010 Ponemon Institute report for Intel re. US laptops
** On average, 2.3% of laptops assigned to employees are lost each year
** In education & research that rises to 3.7%, with 10.8% of laptops being lost before the end of their useful life
*** ~3 years i.e. within 1 PhD of allocation!
** 75% lost outside the workplace
* Very similar results from 2011 European report!

Intel 2010, The Billion Dollar Lost Laptop Problem - http://tinyurl.com/8c9m4bn

Intel 2011, The Billion Euro Laptop Problem - http://tinyurl.com/9wpbxn9

h2. [[Reliability]]

h3. Laptop Reliability

* 2011 PC World Laptop Reliability Survey from 63,000 readers:
** 22.6% had signifcant problems during the product's lifetime
** Of which...
*** 19% had OS problems ~1 in 25 of all laptops
*** 18% had HDD problems ~1 in 25 of all laptops
*** 10% PSU problems ~1 in 50 of all laptops

PC World 2011 - http://tinyurl.com/876qza5

h3. Hard Disk Failures

* Failure Trends In A Large Disk Drive Population
** Usenix conference on File and Storage Technologies 2007 (FAST '07)
** Eduardo Pinheiro & Wolf-Dietrich Weber, Google Inc.
* Data collected from over 100,000 disk drives at Google
* As part of repairs procedures:
** ~13% of disk drives replaced over 3 years
** ~20% of disk drives replaced over 4 years

Article: http://tinyurl.com/octz6b

[[Failure Trends In A Large Disk Drive Population|More info]]

h2. Data management in the cloud

See JISC/DCC document "Curation In The Cloud" - http://tinyurl.com/8nogtmv

Service agreements may give wide-ranging rights to the data service.

h3. Google Terms Of Service

1 March 2012 Google Terms of Service : http://tinyurl.com/89dc9fa

When you upload or otherwise submit content to our Services, you give
Google (and those we work with) a worldwide license to use, host, store,
reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from
translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your
content works better with our Services), communicate, publish, publicly
perform, publicly display and distribute such content. The rights you
grant in this license are for the limited purpose of operating, promoting,
and improving our Services, and to develop new ones. This license
continues even if you stop using our Services (for example, for a
business listing you have added to Google Maps).

h3. Microsoft Services Agreement

19 October 2012 Microsoft services agreement : http://tinyurl.com/8e4kucy

When you upload your content to the services, you agree that it may
be used, modifed, adapted, saved, reproduced, distributed, and
displayed to the extent necessary to protect you and to provide, protect
and improve Microsoft products and services. For example, we may
occasionally use automated means to isolate information from email,
chats, or photos in order to help detect and protect against spam and
malware, or to improve the services with new features that makes them
easier to use. When processing your content, Microsoft takes steps to
help preserve your privacy.

h2. Archiving Data

h3. BBC Domesday Project

1986 Project to do a modern-day Domesday book (early crowd-sourcing)
* Used “BBC Master” computers with data on laserdisc
* Collected 147,819 pages of text and 23,225 photos
* Media expiring and obsolete technology put the data at risk!

Domesday Reloaded (2011)
* Required emulation of software
* Images restored from original masters
* http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday

To allow long-term access to data
* Don't use obscure formats!
* Don't use obscure media!
* Don't rely on technology being available!
* Do keep original source material!

Google images for "BBC Domesday":https://www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=isch&q=bbc+domesday

h2. Sharing Data

Piwowar, Heather A., Roger S. Day, and Douglas B. Fridsma. "Sharing detailed research data is associated with increased citation rate.":http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0000308
PLoS One 2.3 (2007): e308.

h2. Related Media

h3. Disk Drives Break

"DataCent collection of disk drive failure sounds":http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php

h3. Laptops Break / Get Broken

* "Shot laptop":http://lilysussman.wordpress.com/tag/laptop-destroyed/
* "Google images of broken laptops":https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=broken%20laptop&um=1&tbm=isch

[[Further Reading]] h2. More To Read

Albers, S. &quot;Editorial: Well Documented Articles Achieve More Impact&quot;:http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1568022
BuR Business Research Journal, Vol. 2, No.2, May 2009

Anderson, Richard G., et al. &quot;The role of data/code archives in the future of economic research.&quot;:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13501780801915574
Journal of Economic Methodology 15.1 (2008): 99-119.

Borgman, Christine L. &quot;The conundrum of sharing research data.&quot;
Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology 63.6 (2012): 1059-1078.

Campbell, Eric G., et al. &quot;Data withholding in academic genetics.&quot;
JAMA: the journal of the American Medical Association 287.4 (2002): 473-480.

Evanschitzky, Heiner, et al. &quot;Replication research&#x27;s disturbing trend.&quot;:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296306002347
Journal of Business Research 60.4 (2007): 411-415.

Fischer, Beth A., and Michael J. Zigmond. &quot;The essential nature of sharing in science.&quot;
Science and engineering ethics 16.4 (2010): 783-799.

Freckleton, R.P., P. Hulme, P. Giller and G. Kerby. 2005. &quot;The changing face of applied ecology.&quot;:http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2005.00969.x/full
J. Appl. Ecol. 42:1–3.

Gleditsch, N.P., C. Metelits and H. Strand. 2003. Posting your data: Will you be scooped or will you be famous?.
Int. Stud. Perspect. 4:89–97.

Lancaster, Larry, and Alan Rowe. &quot;Measuring Real World Data Availability.&quot;:http://static.usenix.org/publications/library/proceedings/lisa2001/tech/full_papers/lancaster/lancaster_html/
Proceedings of the LISA 2001 15th Systems Administration Conference. 2001.

McCullough, Bruce D., Kerry Anne McGeary, and Teresa D. Harrison. &quot;Lessons from the JMCB Archive.&quot;:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/mcb/summary/v038/38.4mccullough.html
Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 38.4 (2006): 1093-1107.

Piwowar, Heather A., and Wendy W. Chapman. &quot;Public sharing of research datasets: a pilot study of associations.&quot;
Journal of informetrics 4.2 (2010): 148-156.

Piwowar, Heather A., et al. &quot;Towards a data sharing culture: recommendations for leadership from academic health centers.&quot;
PLoS medicine 5.9 (2008): e183.

Schroeder, Bianca, and Garth A. Gibson. &quot;Disk failures in the real world: What does an MTTF of 1,000,000 hours mean to you.&quot;:http://www.usenix.org/event/fast07/tech/schroeder/schroeder.pdf
Proceedings of the 5th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST). 2007.

Vandewalle, Patrick, Jelena Kovacevic, and Martin Vetterli. &quot;Reproducible research in signal processing.&quot;
Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE 26.3 (2009): 37-47.

Whitlock, Michael C. &quot;Data archiving in ecology and evolution: best practices.&quot;
Trends in ecology &amp; evolution 26.2 (2011): 61-65.

Whitlock, Michael C., et al. &quot;Data archiving.&quot;
The American Naturalist 175.2 (2010): 145-146.

Wicherts, Jelte M., Marjan Bakker, and Dylan Molenaar. &quot;Willingness to share research data is related to the strength of the evidence and the quality of reporting of statistical results.&quot;
PloS one 6.11 (2011): e26828.

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Research Data in the Digital Age
Daniel Kleppner and Phillip A. Sharp
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Sharing Research Data Urged
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