"...The research landscape is fast changing, presenting challenges for researchers in the domains of the veillances and associated social computing as they move to a model of open access and reuse of data.
This paper identifies how legal capacity, technical expertise, research capability and strategic policy enables re-use of research data in the domains of the veillances and associated social computing. Identity awareness addresses the required connectivity between research data and other elements in research ecosystems in order to make the data available and reusable beyond the initial research.
These connections include relations between the data, researchers, publications and research grants. In this paper correlations are drawn between veillances, social computing and best practice principles of identity awareness of research data in the domain of eScience.
A number of dataset cases articulate the challenges that face researchers as they seek to expose data created as a result of veillance or social computing research activities.