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thammond – 2006 October 03

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Peter Murray-Rust posts on the SPARC-OpenData mailing list about a Commons for Science Conference (Oct. ¾ in DC). The meeting is invitation-only but the papers are online (see here) and there should be public reports. The meeting underlines the importance of Open Data. There’s a brief abstract below.

_“The sciences depend on access to and use of factual data. Powered by

developments in electronic storage and computational capability,

scientific inquiry today is becoming more data-intensive in almost

every discipline. Whether the field is meteorology, genomics,

medicine, ecology, or high-energy physics, modern research depends on

the availability of multiple databases, drawn from multiple public

and private sources; and the ability of those diverse databases to be

searched, recombined, and processed.”_

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