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How to Share Scientific Data

A deluge of digital data from scientific research has spawned a controversy over who should have access to it, how it can be stored and who will pay to do so. The matter was the subject of discussion after the journal Science published a paper on Thursday by Francine Berman, a computer scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who is a leader of a group that focuses on research data, and Vinton Cerf, the vice president of Google.

First Meeting of New Research Data Alliance March 18 in Sweden Will Feature Leading ‘Big Data’ Experts and Others Working To Make Research Data Easier To Share

Francine Berman co-leads the U.S. delegation, when nany of the world’s leading experts on “Big Data” and related fields will gather for the first plenary session of the new international Research Data Alliance (RDA).

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