Oct 19, 2015

Making progress in data sharing

A few useful tips on making progress in data sharing in a blog post "Data Sharing: Access, Language, and Context All Matter":

  • To make the global data system less fragmented and disorganized, create data portals with good human-centered designs and support users with varying levels of expertise

  • JSON and XML are great, but humans read data too. These formats are critical to fueling innovation, but make sure CSVs are available as well

  • Responsible data use demands proper attention to metadata. Document datasets and don't ignore ReadMe files  while re-using them