News roundup [abridged versions appear in the paper journal]BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7442.728 (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:728
- Stephen Pincock
Britain's National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) has launched an initiative to improve the exchange of information in cancer research by encouraging research groups to make their data accessible to others.
The institute announced its plans in a special statement in Nature (2004;428:xii). The plans are backed by international cancer research organisations, including the US National Cancer Institute.
“Our vision is to create a culture of data exchange to bring scientists together in a virtual community, where data can be shared in a format that everyone …