Data Sharing – Thoughts and Ideas

© Jon Carter ~ cartertoons

Data sharing is an important part of the scientific method.  Without data sharing, the wheels of science would grind to a halt (or at least slow to an unbearable pace).

Science is not done in a vacuum…well, sometimes, but you know what I mean.  Scientists, to a marked degree, build upon the works of others that have gone before them.  Without access to a published scientist’s data, science wouldn’t be science.  It would be riddled with heresay, lacking any way of true verification.

nullius in verba

As an example, without data sharing, I would not have been able to create this time-lapse of Hurricane Ignacio approaching (and sliding by) the Hawaiian Islands.

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