[CODATA-international] Cost of Data Wrangling

Joy Davidson Joy.Davidson at glasgow.ac.uk
Fri Dec 11 07:42:36 EST 2020

Hi Ernie,

I think the stat about 10.2 billion Euros comes from a European Commission study published in 2019.

‘Cost-benefit analysis for FAIR research data: Cost of not having FAIR research data’

All the best,

Joy Davidson
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
77-87 Dumbarton Road
University of Glasgow
G11 6PW

Tel: 0141 330 6749
Email: joy.davidson at glasgow.ac.uk

From: CODATA-international <codata-international-bounces at lists.codata.org> On Behalf Of Chris Hunter
Sent: 11 December 2020 10:01
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Subject: Re: [CODATA-international] Cost of Data Wrangling

Hi Ernie
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.


Chris Hunter
Lead BioCurator, GigaDB
GigaScience, BGI-HK
Tel: (44)07429063514
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From: "Ernie Boyko" <boykern at yahoo.com<mailto:boykern at yahoo.com>>
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Sent: Friday, 11 December, 2020 4:57:54 AM
Subject: [CODATA-international] Cost of Data Wrangling

Hi all
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.

Cheers, Ernie

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