The Science as an open enterprise report highlights the need to grapple with the huge deluge of data created by modern technologies in order to preserve the principle of openness and to exploit data in ways that have the potential to create a second open science revolution. Six key areas for action are highlighted in the report:(1) Scientists need to be more open among themselves and with the public and media; (2) Greater recognition needs to be given to the value of data gathering, analysis and communication; (3) Common standards for sharing information are required to make it widely usable; (4) Publishing data in a reusable form to support findings must be mandatory; (5) More experts in managing and supporting the use of digital data are required; (6) New software tools need to be developed to analyse the growing amount of data being gathered.

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Authors: The Royal Society
Publication year: 2012
Language: English (EN)
Level of knowledge: Introductory: aware of
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