All Researchers Want Open Data, Right?

[From the blog by Justin Gallagher entitled “Public Data that Isn’t (or Wasn’t) Public” posted at BITSS]
“I recently completed a coauthored working paper, together with Paul J. Fisher, that examines whether electronic monitoring via red light traffic cameras leads to fewer vehicle accidents and injuries.  As part of the project, we encountered the bizarre situation where researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, a flagship public state university, fought tooth and nail against releasing vehicle accident data originally collected by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).”
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