Contemporary issues of open data in information systems research: considerations and recommendations

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dc.contributor.author Link, Georg J.P.
dc.contributor.author Lumbard, Kevin
dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Feldman, Michael
dc.contributor.author Feller, Joseph
dc.contributor.author George, Jordana
dc.contributor.author Germonprez, Matt
dc.contributor.author Goggins, Sean
dc.contributor.author Jeske, Debora
dc.contributor.author Kiely, Gaye
dc.contributor.author Schuster, Kristen
dc.contributor.author Willis, Matt
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-26T16:52:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-26T16:52:28Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Link, G. J., Lumbard, K., Conboy, K., Feldman, M., Feller, J., George, J., Germonprez, M., Goggins, S., Jeske, D., Kiely, G., Schuster, K., & Willis, M. (2017). Contemporary Issues of Open Data in Information Systems Research: Considerations and Recommendations. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 41, pp 587-610. doi: 10.17705/1CAIS.04125 en
dc.identifier.volume 41 en
dc.identifier.startpage 587 en
dc.identifier.endpage 610 en
dc.identifier.issn 1529-3181
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9702
dc.identifier.doi 10.17705/1CAIS.04125 en
dc.description.abstract Researchers, governments, and funding agencies are calling on research disciplines to embrace open dataâ data that anyone can access and use. They have done so based on the premise that research efforts can draw and generate several benefits from open data because it might provide further insight and enable individuals to replicate and extend current knowledge in different contexts. These potential benefits, coupled with a global push towards open data policies, bring open data into the agenda of research disciplines, which includes information systems (IS). In this paper, we respond to these developments as follows. We outline themes in the ongoing discussion around open data in the IS discipline. The themes fall into two clusters: 1) the motivation for open data includes themes of mandated sharing, benefits to the research process, extending the life of research data, and career impact; and 2) the implementation of open data includes themes of governance, socio-technical system, standards, data quality, and ethical considerations. In this paper, we outline the findings from a pre-ICIS 2016 workshop on the topic of open data. The workshop discussion confirmed themes and identified issues that require attention in terms of the approaches that IS researchers currently use. The IS discipline offers a unique knowledge base, tools, and methods that can advance open data across disciplines. Based on our findings, we provide suggestions on how IS researchers can drive the open data conversation. Further, we provide advice for adopting and establishing procedures and guidelines for archiving, evaluating, and using open data. en
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dc.publisher Association for Information Systems en
dc.relation.uri https://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol41/iss1/25/
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dc.subject Open data en
dc.subject Open research data en
dc.subject Open scientific sata en
dc.subject Open data in research en
dc.subject Data sharing en
dc.subject Open access to data en
dc.subject Open science en
dc.title Contemporary issues of open data in information systems research: considerations and recommendations en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joseph Feller, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: jfeller@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-02-26T16:46:52Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Communications of the Association for Information Systems en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress jfeller@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress d.jeske@ucc.ie en


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