Springer Nature & Figshare: driving open science through data sharing
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to share data supporting their publications. The case for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) data is reflected in a growing number of policies and initiatives to make this achievable while supporting data integrity and openness.
In this panel discussion, members from across Springer Nature’s research data management, editorial, and community teams come together to discuss how Springer Nature is supporting authors in open science practices through data availability as well as reproducibility, quality and integrity.
Topics for discussion included:
- Springer Nature’s successful history of data availability policies
- Their publication process developed to support researchers making data available
- The role of data in publisher approaches to open science
Dr Mark Hahnel, Figshare Founder and CEO
Graham Smith, Open Data Programme Manager, Springer Nature
Dr Maria Hodges, Executive Editor, BMC
Dr Erika Pastrana, Editorial Director, Nature Research and Open Science Planning