Have you ever wanted to reuse someone else’s research data? Imagine this: you read a journal article and are interested to reuse the article’s underlying research data. You contact the author. What are your chances of obtaining the data? This cartoon video produced by Karen Hanson, Alisa Surkis and Karen Yacobucci, is about a research data management horror story. In this story, the research work was funded by NIH (National Institutes of Health in US) and research paper was published in Science. Open access research data sharing is a requirement by both NIH and Science. Watch the cartoon to find out what went wrong with the only copy of the data in the thumbdrive.

To prevent yourself from ending up in a similar situation, deposit and archive your research data in the NTU research data repository DR-NTU (Data)!