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Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories : Scientific Data

Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories : Scientific Data | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"Scientific Data to complement and promote public data repositories

 

Scientific Data will be a forum for publications about datasets, but will not be a repository for primary datasets. Primary data associated with Data Descriptors will be stored in one or more external data repositories. Why this distinction?

 

 This strategy helps us draw some clear lines around the goals of Scientific Data. By ensuring that the primary datasets are stored in external systems, we make it crystal clear that our goal is to help authors publish content that promotes the scientific value and reusability of their datasets, not to control access to data. We feel that this is a progressive strategy that will help promote collaboration and data consolidation, rather than fragmentation"

from source: http://blogs.nature.com/

 

#Scientific-Data #data #Open-Data #OpenData #Science #research #authors #scientists #collaboration #curation #metadata #publishing

ghbrett's insight:

This is an example of providing access to data & content. It presents a forum for authors to develop collaboration and data sharing rather than fragmenting research or keeping it embargoed. One result of such activities will be more rapid and wider dissemination of research to improve the knowledge base available to the scientific communities.

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Some answers to the most common misconceptions about sharing research data

Some answers to the most common misconceptions about sharing research data | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"There has been renewed enthusiasm in recent weeks for greater data-sharing practices in the social sciences, due in no small part to the Reinhart-Rogoff controversy. Here, data curation specialist Carly Strasser provides answers to some frequently asked questions from those still sceptical about the technical, practical, and theoretical barriers to data sharing.

. . . Carly: If you are a fan of data sharing, open data, open science, and generally openness in research, you’ve heard them all: excuses for keeping data out of the public domain. If you are NOT a fan of openness, you should be. For both groups (the fans and the haters), I’ve decided to construct a “Frankenstein monster” blog post composed of other peoples’ suggestions for how to deal with the excuses."

from source: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/

ghbrett's insight:

This brief post is loaded with linked references that support Carly's premise. It is well worth a read.

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[Guest Blog] Why I’m calling for a New Deal on Data

[Guest Blog] Why I’m calling for a New Deal on Data | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it

"a New Deal on Data
... The key to building this digital nervous system are ‘digital breadcrumbs’ that we all leave behind us as we move through the world – call records, credit card transactions, and GPS location fixes, among others. My research laboratory at MIT is finding that we can use these breadcrumbs to explain phenomena—financial crashes, political upsets, flu pandemics—that were previously mysterious. Going forward, data analytics can give us stable financial systems, functioning governments, efficient and affordable healthcare, and more

 

.... In short, to achieve the exciting possibilities of a data driven society, we require what I have called the New Deal on Data – workable guarantees that the data needed for public goods are readily available while, at the same time, protecting the citizenry. Maintaining protection of personal privacy and freedom is critical to the success of any society.

 

To help guarantee such individual freedoms, over the last five years I have helped curate a discussion among leading politicians, CEOs of multinational corporations and public advocacy groups around the world. The result is a New Deal on Data developing in the commerce regulations of the UK, EU, US, and other countries . These changes are beginning to give individuals unprecedented control over data that are about them while at the same time providing for increased transparency and insight in both the public and private spheres.

 

 In collaboration with Telefonica, I am helping to make the New Deal on Data a reality, through events such as Campus Party, where participants in the Datathon for Public Good will have the opportunity to explore the potential of open data, and in Living Laboratories, where researchers investigate how to deal with the sensitivities of collecting and using deeply personal data in real-world situations. For instance, the miData and Trento Living Labs are being used as pilots for the New Deal on Data and to discover new ways to give users control and use of their personal data."

 

from source: http://blog.digital.telefonica.com/

 

#BigData #Digital-Breadcrumbs #NewDealonData #NewDeal #Data #Telefonica #MIT #breadcrumbs #Open-Access #OA #Open-Data #Open-Scholarship

ghbrett's insight:

This article shows how Big and Little Data can in aggregated, private form can be used to better understand trends in a variety of national and global interests. The premise is a combination of supporting privacy and the use of Open Data and Open Access content.

 

This is an activity that may prove to be a good model for Information, Computing, and Telecommunications technologies as we move forward.

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Like Hurricane Maps? Thank Open Government Data Nerds | TechCrunch

Like Hurricane Maps? Thank Open Government Data Nerds | TechCrunch | Open Research & Learning | Scoop.it
As Hurricane-battered East Coasters turn to online crises maps for weather updates and evacuation notices, we should all take a moment to give kudos to the spreadsheet nerds who advocated opening up the very government data reserves that now fuel...
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