Request for Community partnership in data resource licensing planning

Melissa Haendel, Chris Mungall, Andrew Su, Peter Robinson, Chris Chute, Russ B Altman, Philip R.O. Payne, Mark Lawler, Tudor I. Oprea, John Willbanks, Subha Srinivasan, Lawrence Hunter (+34 others)
2017 Figshare  
We write an open letter to the NIH Data Research Council to initiate a dialog regarding NIH decisions on data use agreements and licenses. We are members of NIH-funded research groups that collect and/or integrate biomedical data from diverse sources for the purpose of advancing diagnosis, prognosis, treatment selection, and mechanistic discovery. We welcome additional signatories here: current diversity
more » ... data use agreements and licenses significantly hampers the ability to reuse and redistribute data in various informatics contexts.We believe that any mandatory data licensing policy must also include a plan for ensuring access, sustainability, and data quality. We request community partnership with NIH to develop common licensing and data reuse plans.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.4972709.v1 fatcat:k2nmp6ujnrdzfnucypwl3sftv4