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21 June 2012
The Spanish Cucumber E. Coli. This genome was analysed within weeks of its outbreak because of a global and open effort; data about the strain’s genome sequence were released freely over the internet as soon as they were produced.
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.
Exploring massive amounts of data using modern digital technologies has enormous potential for science and its application in public policy and business. The report maps out the changes that are required by scientists, their institutions and those that fund and support science if this potential is to be realised.
Six key areas for action are highlighted in the report:
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda (download the transcript)
Professor GUO Huadong, President of CODATA - the International Council for Science's Committee on Data for Science and Technology
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Final report, case studies of data use and data repositories and the launch eventpublished June 2012
Public meeting and seminarheld in November 2011
Call for evidenceclosed August 2011
Public town hall meetingheld in June 2011
Project details, Terms of Reference and Working Groupannounced in May 2011
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