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Researcher examines complexities of data-sharing in four research projects

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Christine Borgman, who studies how research information is retrieved, processed, curated and conveyed, is in the right place at the right time—when the demand for data by researchers and scholars in many different disciplines is greater than ever before.

But sharing data isn’t as simple as it sounds.

“Data are complex, compound, heterogeneous and messy objects that rarely lend themselves to easy sharing or reuse,” said Borgman, the Distinguished Professor and Presidential Chair in Information Studies at UCLA and a scholar with degrees in mathematics, library and information science, and communication research.

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