The importance of being accessed | Varsity
lkfitz's bookmarks 2017-10-28
"The University's recent move to increase the availability of past research extends beyond this single work, as Hawking has acknowledged: "Anyone, anywhere in the world should have free, unhindered access to not just my research, but to the research of every great and enquiring mind across the spectrum of human understanding." In a world where political narratives seem to be increasingly questioning the importance of collaboration, these words ring especially true. As Hawking has said, in our scientific endeavours "each generation stands on the shoulders of those who have gone before them". These efforts to make data public are a key first step in letting scientific progress to reach its potential, allowing future generations to effectively deal with the technological issues of our rapidly evolving society."