DIAS introduced the Mahalo Button, a service for sharing the usage of research data
DIAS introduced the “Mahalo Button” to share the usage of research data published in DIAS.
The Mahalo Button is a mechanism to connect data creators and data users in a “network of gratitude” and has been developed in the Open Science activities of DIAS. What is Mahalo Button? shows the mechanism of the Mahalo Button. First, “pay-back connection” is about sending a message of gratitude and research results from a data user to a data creator. Second, “pay-forward connection” is about inspiring potential data users to have new ideas and usage from research results gathered on the Mahalo Button. We aim to create a virtuous cycle of data use and results by using the Mahalo Button as a hub of information to share and visualize the various contributions related to data.
DIAS is going to introduce the Mahalo Button in several steps. First, as a data repository, DIAS collected dataset use cases and registered them to the Mahalo Button. Here the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), which uniquely identifies the dataset, plays a critical role. If data users properly cite the DOI of the dataset in their paper, we can collect information about which paper used which dataset using search engines. DIAS already has a system for reporting the use of the dataset, but we expect that the introduction of the Mahalo Button will further facilitate the sharing of dataset use cases. For example, we already registered 48 cited papers in the Mahalo Button for the following dataset, and a potential data user should be able to get a general idea of how to use the dataset for what kind of problems by reading those papers.
– The landing page of the dataset: Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 3 Atmospheric Boundary Conditions (Experiment 1)
– The Mahalo Button of the dataset: Global Soil Wetness Project Phase 3 Atmospheric Boundary Conditions (Experiment 1)
DIAS plans to expand the usage of the Mahalo Button through promotion for data users to make the self-registration of their research results and use the Mahalo Button as a tool to work on the critical issues in Open Science.
Please contact the following address about the introduction of the Mahalo Button to DIAS
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