B – Open data sharing

Boulton G. Open your minds and share your results. Nature 2012;486:441
(doi: 10.1038/486441a)
An article on the scientific approach to open data. An open approach is the best way to maximize the benefits of research for both scientists and the public. The policy report Science as an Open Enterprise has been just published by the Royal Society of London, requiring that specific raw data should be made available as a condition of publication in biomedicine journals. True openness requires data to be not only accessible, but also intelligible, assessable and reusable.