[CODATA-international] Cost of Data Wrangling
chris at gigasciencejournal.com
Fri Dec 11 05:01:11 EST 2020
I dont know if this is the source of what you are referring to, but it does give some evidence for the 80% of work being Data preparation, although does appear to be based on a survey of just 80 data scientists so a pretty small 'n', and its over 4 years old.
Lead BioCurator, GigaDB
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A study conducted for the EU? is often quoted as being the source of a statement along the lines of
§ 80% of effort in data intensive research is used on data wrangling; conservative estimate of 10.2 Bn Euro.
Can anyone on this list point me to this study?
Many thanks in advance. I am trying to make the case for the benefits of developing a career stream for data wranglers/data stewards.
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