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dc.contributor.authorLeonelli, Sabina
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-02T14:05:20Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThe collection and dissemination of data on human and non-human organisms has become a central feature of 21st century biology and has been endorsed by funding agencies in the United States and Europe as crucial to translating biological research into therapeutic and agricultural innovation. Large molecular datasets, often referred to as ‘big data’, are increasingly incorporated into digital databases, many of which are freely accessible online. These data have come to be seen as resources that play a key role in mediating global market exchange, thus achieving a prominent social and economic status well beyond science itself. At the same time, calls to make all such data publicly and freely available have garnered strength and visibility, most prominently in the form of the Open Data movement. I discuss these developments by considering the conditions under which data journey across the communities and institutions implicated in globalized biology and biomedicine; and what this indicates about how internet-based communication and the use of online databases impact scientific research and its role within contemporary society.en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0270467613496768
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/13221
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherSageen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://bst.sagepub.com/en_GB
dc.subjectdataen_GB
dc.subjectopen scienceen_GB
dc.subjectbiologyen_GB
dc.subjectbiomedicineen_GB
dc.subjectscientific knowledgeen_GB
dc.subjectdatabasesen_GB
dc.titleWhy the Current Insistence on Open Access to Scientific Data? Big Data, Knowledge Production and the Political Economy of Contemporary Biologyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-09-02T14:05:20Z
dc.identifier.issn0270-4676
dc.descriptionpublication-status: Publisheden_GB
dc.descriptiontypes: Articleen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBulletin of Science, Technology and Societyen_GB


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