Open Data is a Key Solution to Resolve Global Challenges; Why?

Okay, so today we are going to solve global challenges with the help of open data. Wondering, why? Well, because as per the launch of the Global Risks Report issued from the World Economic Forum has sketched the importance of cooperation when someone is trying to solve a global problem. The report also warned that the willingness for such cooperation was dwindling.

However, a new report from UK academia states that global problems are not just about cooperation, but specifically open data. A report penned by a group of senior professors from higher education has thrown light on how open research data increases the likelihood that science will be able to infer patterns to recognize complicated problems.

The direction of Open Data

This report has made a number of significant recommendations to surge society move towards open data. For example, they believed that the number of steps can be taken to open incentivize open data and its barriers, such as;

  • All shareholders should take steps to enrich the incentives for researchers so that they can create and use open data.
  • The research organizations must establish training programs for the researchers who are part of management, analysis, and stewardship.
  • The organizations need to strengthen the provision of specialist support services which can help research organizations.

Active Leadership

UK Research and Innovation has taken the coordination role one step ahead by the development of ORD policies and services, consisting of;

  • The pure understanding of roles and duties.
  • The proper distribution of resources between international and non-academic shareholders.
  • The clean development of ORD guidelines and protocols.
    Establishment of the evidence base and monitoring trends.

Clear Expectations

  • The researchers and publishers need to establish a clear set of expectations on the basis of preserved data and software.
  • UKRI leads an effort to promote greater harmonization of funder ORD policies, based on the FAIR principles and with a view to research data being ‘as open as possible, as closed as necessary.’
  • Publishers should learn the data access statements and should support open citation of data.

User-Friendly Services

  • Researchers have to take steps to make sure that everyone has access to user-friendly services for both general and domain specific.
  • They should develop some principles with the support from Jisc to maximize interoperability, retain data ownership and eliminate risks.
  • UKRI make sure the sustainable development of ORD infrastructure features in long run research and innovation infrastructure direction.
  • They have to take steps to sustain and strengthen part in international ORD services.

Sustainable Funding

  • UKRI and all stakeholders have to work together to access the cost and current business funding model.
  • The current data funded services need to develop an accurate plan for ORD.
  • They have to check the level of funding for ORD to ensure a balanced increase in data.
  • Founders have to consider all the provisions of funds to fill priority gaps and make available data present for support of the researchers.

Well, folks, this was a bit different topic from our regular reads, but it is very important to understand the strength of data. The role of open data is humongous as we have studied above so if you are still underestimating the power of data, then start taking it seriously.

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