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[ NNSquad ] Why Research Should Be 'Hacked'

Why Research Should Be 'Hacked'

http://j.mp/Kd3ryd  (Science Daily)

    "Australian researchers are calling for the open sharing of clinical
     trial data in the medical research community, saying it would be
     instrumental in eliminating bottlenecks and duplication, and lead to
     faster and more trustworthy evidence for many of our most pressing
     health problems.  Moreover, hackers should be role models for freeing
     up access to the "source code" of clinical trials -- patient-level
     data -- the researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW)
     argue in a commentary published in the journal Science Translational
     Medicine.  Hackers revolutionised the software industry by countering
     the economic and cultural motivations that drove closed source
     software and disengagement from user needs."

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Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Data Wisdom Explorers League: http://www.dwel.org
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
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