A large part of my job is making scientific data publicly available. Not too long ago, I was a federally employed scientist. I’m now a state scientist. My science is the same no matter where the funding comes from. Data that I produce belongs you. It belongs to all of us. Scientific data is public information.
The following email arrived in my inbox today.
Scientists are now forced to create digital data refuges?!?! What is going on?
While I’m glad that there are people creating these refuges, I more overly disturbed that they are needed.