Data is expensive. The equipment to collect it. Recruiting subjects, in some cases. The hours, months, years of work involved. Research teams don’t have the budget to waste on repeating data collection for no reason.
This is just one reason why data scientist Salma Mesmoudi believes in the importance of sharing data. Through her work with the neuroimaging project LinkRbrain, she has seen the help it can bring to doctors. In this short video, part of a series for OA Week 2014, she explains the benefits that data sharing can also have on every level, from the individual researcher to science on the whole.
Watch the other videos in this series, for more views on the practical benefits of open access:
- The future of open access depends on today’s young researchers.
- Open access helps promote change in the evaluation of researchers.
- The advantages of publishing in open access
Cet article existe également en français : [Open Access Interview] Salma Mesmoudi : Les budgets ont des limites. Pas les idées et la science !