Topics and concepts I'm excited about (Paper of the Future)

lterrat's bookmarks 2017-01-10


"What would you call a publishing ecosystem that actively encourages withholding of information that could save lives, all in the name of reputation building and job security?

Inhumane? Unethical? Just plain wrong?

All of that.

Read Yowziak, Schaffner, and Sabeti's article, "Data sharing: make outbreak research open access.

There are horror stories galore about what bad data sharing does, but one of the most affecting is in this New Yorker article by Seth Mnookin, in which he quotes Daniel MacArthur;

The current academic publication system does patients an enormous disservice.

The larger context is that our failure to have and use good mechanisms of data publication is killing people. Maybe we should fix that?

Relevance to #futurepaper: open access to papers and data and software is critical to society."


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Date tagged:

01/10/2017, 17:51

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01/10/2017, 12:51