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FAIR Data Survey 2019 (consent)



Open, accessible, and high-quality data and related data products and software are critical to the integrity of published research – they are key to ensure transparency of research and to support reproducibility and new innovative applications. 

Unfortunately, only a small portion of research assets (data, models, etc.) are shared such that they can be understood by other researchers reading the publication, then subsequently be reused and repurposed in multiple other research endeavors.  This survey is designed to help inform and advance progress on these issues

In order to develop and implement collaborative solutions for researchers, journals and repositories, the American Geophysical Union and a set of partners representing the International Earth, space, and environmental science community have been awarded a grant from Arnold Ventures (previously the Laura and John Arnold Foundation). The partnership includes the Coalition for Publishing Data in Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS), Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) and Research Data Alliance (RDA), and has initial support from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature, Science, National Computational Infrastructure, AuScope, the Australian National Data Service, and the Center for Open Science. Support continues to grow as new signatories join the community with their commitment to open and FAIR data. The title “FAIR Data” comes from the FAIR Guiding Principles for data where FAIR stands for Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. 

This survey is designed to ensure that your views and those of others enable journals and repositories to better advance open data in science.


Informed and Voluntary Consent:

Your participation is voluntary:    We welcome your taking this survey, which is voluntary.  You may refuse to take part and you may choose to stop at any time. 

Your responses will be confidential:  The responses to this survey will be kept completely confidential. No individual responses will be identified.  Although your name and e-mail address are requested below to indicate your voluntary consent, this information will be stored separately from your survey responses in order to maintain confidentiality.

Estimated time to complete:  It is estimated that this survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

Benefits of the research:  The benefits of taking the survey are that the data can contribute to continuous improvement, based on increased awareness of the views of different stakeholders.  Feedback on the results will be provided to all who participate in the survey.

Risks of participating:  This survey-based research poses minimal or no risk to participants – no greater risk than is associated with everyday work and leisure activities.

Additional uses of the data: It is possible that the data will be used in scholarly research. Any additional research involving the data will also maintain confidentiality.

Questions: If you have questions, concerns, or complaints at any time about this research study, please feel free to contact the Principal Investigator who is leading the research for the Labor-Management Partnership: Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, PhD, at Brandeis 781.736.3998 or Because Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld is on the faculty at Brandeis University, this research is subject to the Brandies Human Research Protection Program and you may also contact them by phone at (781) 736-8133 or via email at

Signature:  By including your name, e-mail address, and clicking the survey link included below, you consent to participate in this study. Do so only if you understand that…  
  1. Your participation is completely voluntary.
  2. You have the right to withdraw from taking the survey at any time.
  3. Individual responses will be kept confidential.
  4. It is expected that this research poses minimal or no risk to participants. 
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