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Ross Wilkinson low resRoss Wilkinson, ANDS

Data can be valuable or it can be unusable.

ANDS is committed to ensuring that data is as valuable as possible. Why? This edition of Share highlights just how valuable data can be when it’s used well.

Previous editions of Share have shown how valuable data is as a means of collaborating and supporting research directions. We will see in this edition just what an impact data can have beyond research.

There is a heavy and appropriate emphasis these days on how well research translates into outcomes that benefit the wider community. If data is not Findable, Accessibly, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR) we are much less likely to see the wonderful benefits described here.

Finally, I would urge you to read the stories in ANDS’ new #dataimpact eBook, if you haven’t already.

It’s not only an inspiring read, but also a good repository of research data case studies to look back on and share with others.

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