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Data exchange set to benefit from ‘worldwide consensus’

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Dutch foundation is helping to work towards common global standards for scientific data exchange

Bert Meerman, director of the Dutch Go FAIR Foundation, is certain that a research data breakthrough will happen in the next few months. Experts from research organisations in Europe and the United States will meet in January and February to work out a list of Fair Digital Objectives. These will form the basis for a common standard for the exchange of research data, which, he thinks, will revolutionise how scientists build and use data sets, infrastructure and applications.

“I am convinced that worldwide consensus will be reached,” he told Research Netherlands.

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