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Is it okay to upload code I wrote for replicating someone else’s simulation study?

You ask about uploading three different things, so it's worth answering with regard to the three parts. Your own code: Definitely acceptable to upload it. You wrote the code so the code is your ...
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Can a PhD thesis use only data that other people collected?

Yes, in principle there is no issue with not generating your own data. The general requirement is that a PhD provides an advancement of knowledge in a particular field, not necessarily generate novel ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

Have a look at Zenodo (https://zenodo.org/). It is free, gives you a DOI, and you can link your article with the data. It lets you upload 50 GB by default, but you can ask for more space if needed.
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

Unless it is an explicit part of the reviewing process, or there is some rare overriding concern, you musn't publish the referee reports you've received. This is actually a rare situation where ...
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Data used for analysis is not free. What should I do as a reviewer?

You asked, "How should I behave in this case?" Concerning completing the form, the answer is straightforward: No, the data is not freely available. However, I suppose that your question is ...
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Is it okay to upload code I wrote for replicating someone else’s simulation study?

Other answers here seem to focus on the issue of copyright. I will add that it is also a good idea to publish your code and results in the interest of documenting replication of the original study. ...
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Conflict of Interest regarding research question and company ownership

It’s curious that you are trying to do the ethical thing and avoid putting yourself in a compromising situation vis-a-vis the conflict of interest, but you’re going about it in a way that is itself ...
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

Each platform has its uses, so it's best to use both GitHub for your code and a scientific data archival repository, such as Zenodo, for your code and data. GitHub allows you to share your code in a ...
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Can a PhD thesis use only data that other people collected?

There is no ethical problem with using data from others with permission and attribution. However, what is acceptable in a dissertation is up to your advisor and your institution. Since one major ...
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Conflict of Interest regarding research question and company ownership

Your institution almost certainly has a policy regarding conflicts of interest that requires you to disclose potential conflicts and develop a management plan if conflicts exist. Note that conflicts ...
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Can a PhD thesis use only data that other people collected?

You should be fine not collecting the data and instead use widely used data if there is no regulation against it (which generally does not). Moreover, using others' data has a good side that might ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

I've used Figshare; it's free, gives you a DOI, and you can make a link from the data back to the article yourself. What is presumably more useful is the ability to make a link from the article to ...
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

As a user I'd definitely like to get both at the same place. But if there are clear linkages between the two sites, I will not give up just because I have to click a couple more times. So, on that ...
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Data used for analysis is not free. What should I do as a reviewer?

I doubt this is a problem. I suggest shooting an email to the editor of the journal with this question. It might be the case that the author(s) will be required to provide a local (downloadable) copy ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

It is NOT a good idea to do this: you risk identifying referees through their writing or formatting styles. There might be specific turns of phrases or expressions specific to a referee (especially ...
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Authors sharing accepted paper reviews

I think the trouble is then that people would rely on the reviews instead of reading the article. These are only in place to allow for formal acceptance or formal rejection, the reviewers can miss ...
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Author refuses sharing his "open access" code/data

Here are the typical steps to follow until you got the code: Email the student who has the code. Send a reminder after a few days. Email the student who has the code and CC the student's advisor and/...
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Can I reuse data that was previously published in a thesis?

Yes There're lots of papers that iterate on publicly-available data. For example, the MNIST dataset is a dataset of labelled handwritten digits which different machine learning researchers have ...
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Is it okay to upload code I wrote for replicating someone else’s simulation study?

Yes, it is fine to do that as long as you acknowledge the original paper.
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Possible retraction for using data from a M.S. thesis given to me by the student

(1) can only be answered if we were to know the exact nature of the agreement that the student entered with the grant givers. Usually, there is no explicit assignment of ownership, but only an ...
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Where to upload research data after article publication?

https://dataverse.org/ if your academic organization got an account. It is easy to use.
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Sharing research-related codes and datasets: Split them, or share them together on a single platform?

Code should always be on GitHub (or other version control platforms). A lot of researchers don't put much effort into good programming practices, but learning to use version control properly is both ...
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How can I properly attribute unpublished data gathered by someone else when using it in my masters thesis?

In my opinion, stating in the introduction "the data were taken in the such and such experiment prepared and run by A.Becede" would be enough. It's not unusual to analyse data from someone ...
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Maximizing chances of answer when contacting authors

To contact a researcher you should use their public facing address. Check on their university or research institute web site and see what method they have listed to contact them. This is the method ...
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Publishing a dataset to which anyone should be able to contribute

If you want these two criteria: allow others to contribute (and access) in a trivially easy way every contribution should be made transparent You need to build your own website with a custom ...
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Can I request access to a database from another university if it is not available at my university?

It is difficult to imagine how asking could be unethical except, perhaps, in a situation where you knew beforehand that whatever you were asking the other party to do was a criminal offense. Many ...
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Re-analysis of raw data that was previously published in a thesis

Publication of summary statistics implies nothing about the raw data.
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