Timely Article on Data Sharing

Almost forgot to point out the interesting article in last Friday’s New York Times about a large data sharing project that led to some discoveries about Alzheimer’s. One of the study’s most interesting principles was that there would be no “ownership” of the data, and that it would be shared freely among several groups. The full article is here. Just days before this article, I posted questions about data ownership and intellectual property rights concerning medical discoveries, so it was great to discover that this was being addressed. Let’s see what influence it has on the “market” for knowledge.

-Rod Piechowski

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