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dc.contributor.authorJenkins, Tia
dc.contributor.authorPersaud, Bhaleka D.
dc.contributor.authorCowger, Win
dc.contributor.authorSzigeti, Kathy
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Dominique G.
dc.contributor.authorClary, Erin
dc.contributor.authorSlowinski, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorLei, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorAbeynayaka, Amila
dc.contributor.authorNyadjro, Ebenezer S.
dc.contributor.authorMaes, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorThornton Hampton, Leah
dc.contributor.authorBergmann, Melanie
dc.contributor.authorAherne, Julian
dc.contributor.authorMason, Sherri A.
dc.contributor.authorHonek, John F.
dc.contributor.authorRezanezhad, Fereidoun
dc.contributor.authorLusher, Amy
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Andy
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Rodney D. L.
dc.contributor.authorVan Cappellen, Philippe
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Environmental Science. 2022, 10 .en_US
dc.description.abstractThe rapid growth in microplastic pollution research is influencing funding priorities, environmental policy, and public perceptions of risks to water quality and environmental and human health. Ensuring that environmental microplastics research data are findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR) is essential to inform policy and mitigation strategies. We present a bibliographic analysis of data sharing practices in the environmental microplastics research community, highlighting the state of openness of microplastics data. A stratified (by year) random subset of 785 of 6,608 microplastics articles indexed in Web of Science indicates that, since 2006, less than a third (28.5%) contained a data sharing statement. These statements further show that most often, the data were provided in the articles’ supplementary material (38.8%) and only 13.8% via a data repository. Of the 279 microplastics datasets found in online data repositories, 20.4% presented only metadata with access to the data requiring additional approval. Although increasing, the rate of microplastic data sharing still lags behind that of publication of peer-reviewed articles on environmental microplastics. About a quarter of the repository data originated from North America (12.8%) and Europe (13.4%). Marine and estuarine environments are the most frequently sampled systems (26.2%); sediments (18.8%) and water (15.3%) are the predominant media. Of the available datasets accessible, 15.4% and 18.2% do not have adequate metadata to determine the sampling location and media type, respectively. We discuss five recommendations to strengthen data sharing practices in the environmental microplastic research community.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectenvironmental researchen_US
dc.subjectdata sharingen_US
dc.subjectdata managementen_US
dc.subjectdata availability statementen_US
dc.subjectdata repositoryen_US
dc.subjectbibliometric analysisen_US
dc.titleCurrent State of Microplastic Pollution Research Data: Trends in Availability and Sources of Open Dataen_US
dc.title.alternativeCurrent State of Microplastic Pollution Research Data: Trends in Availability and Sources of Open Dataen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2022 Jenkins, Persaud, Cowger, Szigeti, Roche, Clary, Slowinski, Lei, Abeynayaka, Nyadjro, Maes, Thornton Hampton, Bergmann, Aherne, Mason, Honek, Rezanezhad, Lusher, Booth, Smith and Van Cappellen. This is an openaccess article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en_US
dc.source.journalFrontiers in Environmental Scienceen_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 301157en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 312262en_US
dc.relation.projectNorges forskningsråd: 295174en_US

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