Open in order to share data

October 24, 2017 – 9:00 am

This interview is part of a series celebrating Open Access Week 23-29 October, 2017.

Interview with:

Dr Jean Burke
Senior Lecturer, Social Work
Faculty of Health Sciences
Australian Catholic University (Strathfield)

How do you think open access assists peoples in need?

I think open access data-sets can be accessed by students and researchers, including those in low-resourced countries, and analysed to add to evidence and knowledge to assist people in need. My own open access data is about an important human rights issue affecting a marginalised group in Africa.

Why did you choose to publish your research as open access?

I am very keen to see data being shared and used responsibly for maximum benefit. There is so much work put into collecting, organising and storing data, it is great for data to get an opportunity to be valuable into the future by being accessed and used by others.

Find Jean’s open access dataset in Research Bank

Media reporting on persons with Albinism in Tanzania

The data set is a list of news media reports from the United Republic of Tanzania about people with albinism from between 2008 and 2014.

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