Value of making datasets open


Posted by on May 17, 2015  /  0 Comments

I was listening to a presentation on Work-related Use and Positive Livelihood Outcomes among Mobile Phone Users in Asia by Komathi Ale*, Uni. of Southern California, at ICTD 2015 in Singapore. I was pleased to see some of our publications being cited, but that was just the beginning. After the literature review, the author announced that the entire paper was based on the LIRNEasia teleuse@BOP data set that was publicly available. We have made all datasets open since the beginning of the teleuse@BOP work. We have invited researchers to use the data, and some have.
But this was a first, where the datset had been obtained because it was open. I asked Komathi whether this was the case and she confirmed it.

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