NASA opens its vaults

NASA opens its vaults

NASA is opening its vaults. The US space agency is now making its research data available to the public via a web portal. It’s not the prettiest site just yet, but it hosts a wealth of knowledge.

The US space agency has announced that it will be archiving research data at a web portal open to the public. Beginning this year, all NASA-funded authors of peer-reviewed papers will be required to provide copies of their science journal articles and the accompanying data. The research will be made available on the public portal, for free, within a year of publication.

“At NASA, we are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications. Through open access and innovation we invite the global community to join us in exploring Earth, air and space,” NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman said in a press release.

That is exciting – see more community developments around this gesture from NASA.

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