Steering clear of the iceberg: three ways we can fix the data credibility crisis in science

04 Jun 2013

Steering clear of the iceberg: three ways we can fix the data credibility crisis in science

GIGAOM reports on the pioneering role of the Research Data Alliance. RDA is structured like the World Wide Web Consortium, with working groups that produce code, policies for data interoperability, and data infrastructure solutions. Francine Berman, a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, heads up the U.S. division of RDA said, "the broad goals would be to come up with a way to make sure that the data contained in a study is more accessible to more people, and also that it doesn’t simply disappear at a certain point because of, say, storage issues". She says with data it’s like we’re back in the Industrial Revolution, when we had to create a new social contract to guide how we do research and commerce". Read the full article published on 24 May 2013 here.