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Paul Allen is a Proponent of Open Science Data, But You Need a Subscription to Find Out Why

Dec 02, 2011, 06:01 (3 Talkback[s])
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"Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen argues in today's Wall Street Journal that scientific data should be open and free for all to access. He suggests that government agencies and private funders should consider a researcher's sharing track record before issuing grants or checks.

"In 2003, Allen established the Allen Institute for Brain Science, which he says has since released hundreds of trillions of bytes of open source data along with free software applications for navigating them.

Ironically, a subscription is required to read Allen's opinion column in today's Wall Street Journal, Why We Chose "Open Science". "

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