Why invest in data management

By steingod | Wed, 03/04/2020 - 11:02

From the CODATA email list:

CODATA President, Barend Mons, has authored a ‘World View’ Opinion Piece in Nature: ‘Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable’

Barend argues that ‘It is irresponsible to support research but not data stewardship’.

‘Many of the world’s hardest problems can be tackled only with data-intensive, computer-assisted research. And I’d speculate that the vast
majority of research data are never published. Huge sums of taxpayer funds go to waste because such data cannot be reused. Policies for data reuse are falling into place, but fixing the situation will require more resources than the scientific community is willing to face.’

Read more at https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00505-7