Volume 87 Issue 32 | pp. 25-29
Issue Date: August 10, 2009

Adapting To The Data Explosion

Securing the integrity, accessibility, and stewardship of data in the digital age
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: digital data, data integrity, data management

Advances in digital technology have revolutionized the generation, accumulation, and storage of scientific and engineering data. The enormous amount of data generated and the intricate processing that data undergo have made it harder to verify their accuracy and validity.

To understand the implications of data explosion, a group of scientific organizations, federal agencies, and foundations asked the National Academies to look into the impacts of digital technologies on research and how the stakeholders might come . . .

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