Data Sharing and Management: an animated videoclip worth watching


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This educational and entertaining youtube clip: Data Sharing and Management Snafu* in 3 Short Acts, is a data management horror story by Karen Hanson, Alisa Surkis and Karen Yacobucci. This is what shouldn’t happen when a researcher makes a data sharing request! Topics include storage, documentation, and file formats.

Although an animation, and using two bears capable of only robotic voice and minimal facial expression, the shock portrayed when realising that the requested data is not readily accessible, not backed up, not in a present-day format, and that the co-author cannot be traced, is cinematographic excellence!

*snafu: Situation Normal, All F###ed Up – Things are running normally. A well-known military term.