Science International 2015 has launched a campaign for “Open Data in a Big Data World” at Science Forum South Africa in Pretoria

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Four major international science organisations (ICSU, ISSC, IAP and TWAS) have developed and support an accord that includes a set of guiding principles on open access to big data, necessary to protect the scientific process and assure that developing countries can participate more fully in the global research enterprise. Limits on access to big data knowledge, they warn, raises the risk that progress will slow in areas such as advanced health research, environmental protection, food production and development of smart cities.
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