[CODATA-international] CODATA President, Barend Mons, ‘World View’ Opinion Piece in Nature: ‘Invest 5% of research funds in ensuring data are reusable’

Joseph mwelwa jointmindsconsult at gmail.com
Sun Mar 1 21:58:34 EST 2020

This is a consequential article and we should be advocating for imbedded
funding within the  overall research funding committed to any research
project. Very pragmatic. Thanks for the leadership on this.
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On Thu, Feb 27, 2020 at 5:55 PM 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
> Thanks,
> Asha
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