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Publications 2017, 5(2), 14;

A Trust Framework for Online Research Data Services

Information Services, Griffith University, Nathan 4111, Australia
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Academic Editor: Isabel Bernal
Received: 27 March 2017 / Accepted: 30 May 2017 / Published: 1 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Open Data)
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There is worldwide interest in the potential of open science to increase the quality, impact, and benefits of science and research. More recently, attention has been focused on aspects such as transparency, quality, and provenance, particularly in regard to data. For industry, citizens, and other researchers to participate in the open science agenda, further work needs to be undertaken to establish trust in research environments. Based on a critical review of the literature, this paper examines the issue of trust in an open science environment, using virtual laboratories as the focus for discussion. A trust framework, which has been developed from an end-user perspective, is proposed as a model for addressing relevant issues within online research data services and tools. View Full-Text
Keywords: virtual laboratories; science gateways; data provenance; risk perception virtual laboratories; science gateways; data provenance; risk perception

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Wolski, M.; Howard, L.; Richardson, J. A Trust Framework for Online Research Data Services. Publications 2017, 5, 14.

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