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In order to get funding from the National Institutes of Health, researchers now need a plan for sharing and managing their data. Exdez/Digital Vision Vectors via Getty Images

New data-sharing requirements from the National Institutes of Health are a big step toward more open science – and potentially higher-quality research

Starting in 2023, all research proposals funded by the NIH will need to include a data sharing and management plan. An expert on open science explains the requirements and how they might improve science.
People produce mountains of data every day, but not all data is treated the same under the law. Orbon Alija/E+ via Getty Images

Data privacy laws in the US protect profit but prevent sharing data for public good – people want the opposite

Profit-friendly data privacy laws in the U.S. are out of step with public sentiment and hinder uses the public supports, from reducing opioid overdose deaths to curbing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks via video conference during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing on antitrust on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Pool via AP/Graeme Jennings)

How open data could tame Big Tech’s power and avoid a breakup

Taming Big Tech’s market power requires addressing their monopoly over user-related data collection instead of employing traditional antitrust measures such as breaking up the firms.
Public health numbers are shown on a screen as Deputy Chief Public Health Officer Howard Njoo listens to Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam speak during a news conference in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

When will we return to normal after coronavirus? The data will tell us

As Canadians yearn for a return to normal life, experts will rely on the latest data to determine the safest ways to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. Making that data transparent is essential.
Finding the optimal route to benefiting from AI is like navigating a maze for most governments. Shutterstock

Navigating the AI maze is a challenge for governments

Most businesses are only just starting to figure out how to put artificial intelligence to work. But governments are also increasing their focus on this prediction enabling technology.

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