Data-sharing models


Researchers have commonly built on the discoveries of others. In this model, the concept that is deduced from the data is the key new message. Bertagnolli et al. (March 23 issue)1 describe approaches to reuse data for alternative discoveries, but since the culture in medical research places value on completed discoveries, a cultural shift is also required if data sharing is to be widespread.

New England Journal of Medicine, 376(23)