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Re: NYT Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s Published: August 12, 2010

From: M. Scott Marshall <mscottmarshall@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 00:45:43 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTi=f4MKbGjb3mj8H6=hfuhU0=+b9cfPXOacdjH_x@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joanne Luciano (gmail)" <jluciano@gmail.com>
Cc: public-semweb-lifesci hcls <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>, "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@ontolog.cim3.net>, ontologies@lists.open-bio.org
I read this article with great pleasure yesterday and immediately planned to
blog about it on http://www.w3.org/blog/hcls. It is actually shocking that
such an article comes as a revelation but good news nonetheless. How can we
discover new (or old) knowledge from data integration if we have no access
to the data?

The goals of knowledge sharing are inherently essential to the goals of
translational medicine, especially when you use translational medicine to
refer to data integration across disciplines. You can get much more out of
your data if you share it. Once you decide to share it, you will find that
Semantic Web practices will make it much more accessible and 'shareable'.
Please spread the word so that we can get on with the science!

-Scott

-- 
M. Scott Marshall, W3C HCLS IG co-chair
http://staff.science.uva.nl/~marshall

On Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Joanne Luciano (gmail)
<jluciano@gmail.com>wrote:

> I thought many of you would enjoy seeing this article from the NYT.
>
> Here's the link:
> http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/13/health/research/13alzheimer.html
>
> "The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement
> to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately."
>
> Health
> Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s
> By GINA KOLATA
> Published: August 12, 2010
> The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement
> to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately.
>
> “We weren’t sure, frankly, how it would work out having data available to
> everyone, but we felt that the good that could come out of it was
> overwhelming. And that’s what’s happened.”  Dr. Neil Buckholtz, Chief of the
> Dementias of Aging Branch at the National Institute of Aging, in the
> National Institutes of Health.
>
> Joanne
>
>
>
> Joanne S. Luciano, PhD
> Research Associate Professor
> Tetherless World Constellation
> Department of Computer Science
> Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
> 110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180, USA
>
>
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