By: Nicolas Dittert , Michael Diepenbroek and Hannes Grobe


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Accurate scientific assessment relies on access to raw data. But there are no international regulations requiring scientists to make their raw data freely available.

Nicolas Dittert, Michael Diepenbroeki and Hannes Grobe argue that international laws are needed to ensure that the world’s stock of valuable data is archived and available to all.

Reference: Nature 414, 393 (2001)

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