[Rdap] Actual cases of data management SNAFUs

Stefan Ekman stefan.ekman at snd.gu.se
Fri Sep 25 10:12:06 EDT 2015

Thank you, Kristin! This is excellent help!

Sincerely yours,


Från: Rdap [mailto:rdap-bounces at asis.org] För Kristin Briney
Skickat: den 25 september 2015 15:59
Till: Research Data, Access and Preservation
Ämne: Re: [Rdap] Actual cases of data management SNAFUs

Hi Stefan,
I keep a bookmarks list of data horror stories here: https://pinboard.in/u:kbriney/t:dataHorrorStories/
I also recommend Dorothea Salo's horror story list here: https://pinboard.in/u:dsalo/t:horrorstories/
JISC is also starting to compile data stories - some good, some bad - here: http://datastories.jiscinvolve.org/wp/
Hope this helps!

On Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 1:18 AM, Stefan Ekman <stefan.ekman at snd.gu.se<mailto:stefan.ekman at snd.gu.se>> wrote:
Dear list members,

I’m looking for actual cases where research has been prevented or impaired by poor data management and/or sharing practice, preferably in Europe but anywhere is fine. Created scenarios (such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zK3sAtr-4) are easy to find, or indeed imagine, but real-life examples would be valuable in discussing RDM with researchers (and funders).

I’m now hoping that your collective experience could help me identify some cases (not necessarily identified by name; “a New Jersey oncologist in 2010” or “a French oceanographer in 2013” would suffice). Feel free to contact me on or off the list. I’d be immensely grateful for any and all help!


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