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No, not really. The "scooped" issue is really just someone else examining and publishing on a research question before you do. This could happen after a F1000research data publication as well.

Embargoes (a fixed delay between the time data is deposited into a repository and the time it is made public) are an effective remedy for this. They should be used when the applicable research community decides that the disadvantages of scooping outweigh the advantages of the research field moving more quickly.

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I think the perception of getting scooped is so old school. Hopefully, the culture will change soon to give this notion up. I just read an article on networked discovery in Wired. Most major findings occur concurrently in many people once the correct conditions are in place.

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