Title

The Social Life of Data

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Publication Date

4-1-2016

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Bioinformatics | Scholarly Communication | Scholarly Publishing

Abstract

Summary:

So, besides this amusing parallel between data and children, what have we learned? We are reminded to get identifiers for our data, encourage our data to socialize with other data, and plan in advance for the long-term archival of our data. If we can do this in a well-controlled environment, the benefits, individually and as a community, in terms credit, value and reproducibility, are substantial.

In short, if you love your data, set it free, and watch what happens! Its social life may surprise you.

Keywords

research data, data sharing

DOI of Published Version

10.1007/s12021-016-9298-5

Source

Neuroinformatics. 2016 Apr;14(2):129-30. doi: 10.1007/s12021-016-9298-5. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Neuroinformatics

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

26942593

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