My current research aims to provide a holistic view of the process of reusing data by researchers in order to answer new research questions. I am interested in the different types of decision-making processes, negotiations, and agreements among researchers, and between other data stakeholders. My research also aims to understand how researchers manage to balance simultaneously enabling and hindering factors when accessing and reusing data, and why some researchers decide reusing data despite many challenges and others decide not reusing even when facing fewer challenges than the former.

I am using both deductive and inductive approaches, and I am drawing on conceptual frameworks from the Sociology of Science, the Philosophy of Science, and Management Studies.


Other of my main research interests are related to data sharing and reuse within the institution of science; digital curation and preservation; records and information of human rights issues as evidence before international criminal courts; social, cultural, and knowledge determinants of trust in “authentic” digital records; the intersection of sociology and archives through "social memory”; sociology of science; and sociology of scientific knowledge. Below you will find a short description about some of my research interests.

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Inma Aleixos ​Borrás

Some of my research work and interests

Some research work and reviews:

A relational framework for analyzing the reuse of research data
(in preparation – accepted at XIII Congreso Español de Sociología 2019, July – Valencia, Spain) Co-authors: Pablo D’Este (INGENIO), Jose López (University of Ottawa). Special thanks to Jochen Gläser and Grit Laudel for their intellectual contribution to this framework.

Opening the black box of the reuse of research data
(in preparation –  accepted at XIII Congreso Español de Sociología 2019, July – Valencia, Spain) Co-author: Jose López (University of Ottawa)

Should Open Data be rewarded at all? If yes, what would be the consequences?
(in preparation) Co-author: Jose López (University of Ottawa)

“Data for sale!!” Commercializing data for obtaining rewards (in preparation – presented at the Technology Transfer Society Conference 2018, October – Valencia, Spain) Co-author: Jose López (University of Ottawa)

The discursive (re)conceptualization of research data as outputs of the research process
(in preparation) Co-author: Jose López (University of Ottawa)

How the unchanging dependence of researchers on journal requirements consolidated a new way of knowledge production: the case of molecular biology
(in preparation)​

Tres eras tres las hijas del rey: planteamiento, desarrollo y explotación en datos científicos. 2015.

Is a video worth a thousand words at the International Criminal Court? Videos by citizen journalists as evidence of human rights violations
2014. Unpublished.

​ExpoSItion 2014 Poster Presentation Honorable Mention
(Academic/Research Category). March 24, 2014
Poster presentation at Wayne State University. April 5, 2014

The memory of the battle of Almansa: an enduring counter-memory, 2013. Unpublished.

Book review: Margalit, A (2002). The ethics of memory. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2013. Unpublished.