What should be the data sharing policy of cognitive science?

Top Cogn Sci. 2013 Jan;5(1):214-21. doi: 10.1111/tops.12006.


There is a growing chorus of voices in the scientific community calling for greater openness in the sharing of raw data that lead to a publication. In this commentary, we discuss the merits of sharing, common concerns that are raised, and practical issues that arise in developing a sharing policy. We suggest that the cognitive science community discuss the topic and establish a data-sharing policy.

MeSH terms

  • Cognitive Science*
  • Humans
  • Information Dissemination*
  • Information Management / ethics
  • Information Management / methods
  • Information Management / organization & administration*
  • Periodicals as Topic
  • Policy*
  • Social Responsibility