[CODATA-international] CODATA President, Barend Mons, ‘World View’ Opinion Piece in Nature: ‘Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable’
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Sat Feb 29 15:12:52 EST 2020
The CODATA president Mons has timely published this influential article to promote and urge data to be FAIR. It is an important and a common issue in many fields of science which need international awareness and support. Congratulations!
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> On Feb 28, 2020, at 09:35, Prof. Muliaro Wafula <muliaro at icsit.jkuat.ac.ke> wrote:
> Congratulations our CODATA President Mons!
> This a timely opinion and pray that it touch and shape minds of research funders and institutions to invest in promoting FAIR practices. I am sharing this article widely within my networks
>> On Thu, 27 Feb 2020, 17:55 Asha CODATA, <asha at codata.org> wrote:
>> 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
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