Category Archives: Open Data

Open trusted coronavirus data must be a national priority: Hospitals, release your data directly on your website to comply with HHS

We need to collect, organize, and publicly release trusted data on coronavirus. This now falls unexpectedly on our hospitals. This July 10 Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) memo charges hospitals with reporting coronavirus data as follows: As many … Continue reading

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My input for the OSTP RFI on reproducibility

Until Sept 23 2014, the US Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Whitehouse was accepting comments on their “Strategy for American Innovation.” My submitted comments on one part of that RFI, section 11 follow: “11) Given recent evidence … Continue reading

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Changes in the Research Process Must Come From the Scientific Community, not Federal Regulation

I wrote this piece as an invited policy article for a major journal but they declined to publish it. It’s still very much a draft and they made some suggestions, but since realistically I won’t be able to get back … Continue reading

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Data access going the way of journal article access? Insist on open data

The discussion around open access to published scientific results, the Open Access movement, is well known. The primary cause of the current situation — journal publishers owning copyright on journal articles and therefore charging for access — stems from authors … Continue reading

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