75% of research data is never made openly available. | Open Data and Information for a Changing Planet --- Program of the 23rd International CODATA Conference
"What do we mean by open access to data? It’s highly unlikely that we will find a global consensus for the meaning of the term, especially when the term concerns about openness within diverse scientific domains. After some empirical practices of data sharing and an overall introduction on open knowledge environments (OKE) in the previous day, the challenge is hence to be initiated for an open discussion in Day 3 of CODATA2012 high level session, and together with a parallel session to discuss the ethical integrity of data science, from the perspective of humanity. Following by two specific sessions on data publication and citation (part I & II) and data journal as a fourth paradigm, researchers, scientists and participants thus have an opportunity to enter dialogues for mutual understanding. Projects and policies are introduced in two sessions: from a regional/national level perspective, and from a mass collaboration/citizen science perspective..."