I thought many of you would enjoy seeing this article from the NYT.
"The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately."
Rare Sharing of Data Leads to Progress on Alzheimer’s
By GINA KOLATA
Published: August 12, 2010
The key to a collaborative Alzheimer’s project was an ambitious agreement to share all the data, making every single finding public immediately.
“We weren’t sure, frankly, how it would work out having data available to everyone, but we felt that the good that could come out of it was overwhelming. And that’s what’s happened.” Dr. Neil Buckholtz, Chief of the Dementias of Aging Branch at the National Institute of Aging, in the National Institutes of Health.
Joanne S. Luciano, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Tetherless World Constellation
Department of Computer Science
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street Troy, NY 12180, USA