From Open Data to Open Knowledge


If the human reference genome had not
been freely accessible, understanding what genetic variations mean
would be a very costly affair. Now imagine: if Tycho Brahe hadn’t annotated his astronomical observations, Johannes Kepler couldn’t have used them to support heliocentrism. If every database or tool had a license of its own,
researchers would have to dabble in other disciplines. If data was not curated by experts, it
would get outdated or end up in the wrong place. And if resources, like the global
encyclopedia of proteins UniProt, were no longer funded… Initiatives exist already to improve data reuse
– but data alone is not knowledge. Thanks to quality databases
researchers go further and faster. Let’s support them with the skills of
specialized data scientists. Let’s turn Open Data into Open Knowledge,
with your support. SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

1 Comment

  1. Ernesto Sun

    November 10, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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