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Open access to global forest data, especially ground-measured (in situ) records, is critical for saving the world’s forest systems. Integrated approaches to achieve sustainable data openness will involve legal assurances, shared ethics, innovative funding schemes and capacity development.
Development of world-class artificial intelligence (AI) for medical imaging requires access to massive amounts of training data from clinical sources, but effective data sharing is often hindered by uncertainty regarding data protection. We describe an initiative to reduce this uncertainty through a policy describing a national community consensus on sound data sharing practices.
Today, the journal is announcing a series of improvements to the way we collect and expose the machine-readable metadata supporting our publications. These innovations are designed to make it easier for our authors to engage in the metadata creation process, and easier for users to access and benefit from the information we capture.
“Speak to the past and it shall teach thee”. I first read those words on a dedication tablet within the John Carter Brown library at Brown University where I was a graduate student. Little did I know the phrase would accurately describe the next three and a half decades of my career. Paleoclimate data are the language we use to look into the past to understand ourselves and ultimately our future.
Efficient response to the pandemic through the mobilization of the larger scientific community is challenged by the limited reusability of the available primary genomic data. Here, the Genomic Standards Consortium board highlights the essential need for contextual genomic data FAIRness, for empowering key data-driven biological questions.
This collection presents a series of rapidly evolving resources that aggregate and bring cohesion to the massive volume of data being generated in the COVID-19 crisis. The works highlighted include groundbreaking efforts to drive rapid scientific progress through broad collaboration, open data sharing and citizen science.