[MGI27-P12] Research Data Management towards Open Science: An attempt at NIES
Keywords:Open Science, Open data, Research data management
National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) has recently started to take action on this issue. It started by request from some researchers about minting Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to the research data, which ended up becoming a member of the Japan Link Center, one of the DOI registration Agencies and started minting DOI to research data since 2016. As the beginning was “bottom-up” rather than “top-down”, it has been “reactive approach” rather than “proactive approach”. A working group for promoting open science has been officially formed in 2017, in order to discuss about the institutional repository, data management policies of the institute.
It is not easy to promote open science as an institute though. There are various disciplines in environmental research and in some disciplines, majority of researchers are still reluctant to make their research data publicly available. Resources (both money and human) available for data management is very limited as well. We will present the situation of our attempts to promote open science and discuss about existing issues as a case study of a research institute.