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Completeness of Event Data in 2020

In 2020 there we experienced significant problems in the processing of data collected between March and October meaning that a large amount of data wasn’t available in the Event Data API until late in the year. Fortunately the issue was not with data collection, meaning that we were able to update the majority of what was missing.

Having complete a survey of data completeness, there remain some gaps:

  • F1000 changed its name to Faculty Opinions, along with its URL. This wasn’t updated in our system and events have not been collected since April 2020.
  • There is a gap in data from DataCite in March 2020.
  • The agent looking for data citations in Crossref metadata failed in January 2020 and events since that data have not been added.

We will be looking into these issues soon and post updates on the forum when they have been resolved.

If you see other issues with the data and would like to report them, the most straightforward way is to file a ticket on the Event Data Enquiries project on Gitlab.