Andrew Hufton

Scientific Data: A New Open-Access, Data Publication from the Nature Publishing Group
Presenter Andrew Hufton

There is growing consensus that scientific discovery is accelerated by open data sharing. But, broader sharing requires credit mechanisms that reward scientists for releasing their data, and, for the scientific community to benefit, data must be released in a way that makes it discoverable, interpretable, reusable and reproducible. Scientific Data is a new peer-reviewed, open-access publication, developed by Nature Publishing Group (NPG), that aims to meet these needs. We are currently engaging with researchers in the physical sciences to see how Scientific Data can best serve these fields.