Open Data in a Big Data World

Publié le 28 décembre 2015, par Thérèse Hameau

Preface

Four major organisations representing global science, the International Council for Science (ICSU), the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP), The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), are collaborating in a series of action-oriented annual meetings, dubbed “Science International”. These meetings are designed to articulate the views of the global scientific community on international matters of policy for science and to promote appropriate actions.

The following accord is the product of the first Science International meeting. The accord identifies the opportunities and challenges of the data revolution as one of today’s predominant issues of global science policy. It sets out principles that are consistent with ones being carried out in practice in some national research systems and in some disciplinary fields. It adds the distinctive voice of the scientificcommunity to those of governments and inter-governmental bodies that have made the case for open data as a fundamental pre-requisite in maintaining the rigour of scientific inquiry and maximising public benefit from the data revolution. It builds on ICSU’s 2014 statement on open access by endorsing the need for an international framework of open data principles.

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Press release : Leading science groups urge global accord on ’Open Data in a Big Data World’


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