DNAdigest published: A Focus on Data Accessibility

The DNAdigest team is very happy to announce that our paper ‘The need to redefine genomic data sharing: A focus on data accessibility‘ has been published in the special issue of the Journal of Applied and Translational Genomics as an open access publication.

At DNAdigest, we are aiming to improve the shared amount of genomic data which current state is far from sufficient. Believing is not enough in this case so it was important for us to get some real numbers! We interviewed genetics researchers and ran an online survey in order to find out how much and in what way genomic data is being shared.

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Through those in-depth contextual interviews along the online survey, we have managed to assess the state of genomic data sharing.

Our finding showed that, although the procedures that researchers follow differ among universities, industry and clinics, there are still many common steps in their workflows. Unsurprisingly, most of the researchers agreed that they do not share enough data and would like this situation to change.

If you want to take a look at what else we have discovered, be welcome to read the whole article:

T v Schaik et al, The need to redefine genomic data sharing: A focus on data accessibility, Applied & Translational Genomics 2014.

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