Spotlight publications: Young scientists advocate for open data

Published on
November 27, 2015

All Wageningen University PhD theses are now available in the Library's PhD theses database. 6242 PhD theses of the total amount of 6250 are full text available to everyone.

Two defenses on Monday 30 November

On Monday, November 30, Joep Keijsers and Ate Poortinga defended their PhD thesis. Both of them argue for open data in the propositions accompanying their theses. They are examples of a new generation of researchers entering academia.

Joep Keijsers' thesis 'Modelling foredune dynamics in response to climatic change', proposition no. 3:

'Supplementing scientific articles with “all input data, scripts, versions, parameters, and intermediate results”(cf. Sandve et al., 2013, PLoS Comput Biol 9(10):e1003285) not only improves transparency and reproducibility, but also contributes to the quality of the work'.

Ate Poortinga's thesis 'Beach sand dynamics: measurements, models, and scales', proposition no. 5:

'Scientific data, manuscripts and models obtained by publicly funded research should be freely available to everyone'.

These PhD theses and all other Wageningen University PhD theses can be found in the PhD theses database from Wageningen UR Library. We strive to make all dissertations publicly available.