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Massive Science featured Dyson assistant professor Anne Toomey in "Scientists are producing data without sharing it with people who actually need it"

05/26/2020

Massive Science featured Dyson assistant professor Anne Toomey in "Scientists are producing data without sharing it with people who actually need it"

This study, published by Anne Toomey, assistant professor at Pace University, María Eugenia Copa Alvaro from the Colección Boliviana de Fauna in Bolivia, and colleagues, reveals the disconnect between the potential impacts of a project and who learns about its results. In the last 10 years, 83 percent of the studies conducted in Madidi indicated that their project had definite or potential implications for the area’s management from local to nationwide levels. Yet, the majority of researchers were publishing their results in peer-reviewed academic journals, which are often inaccessible to local (or even national) stakeholders due to “paywalls” and other barriers to access.

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