Openness is the bedrock for benefit. Whole science systems, not merely the habits of researchers, need to adapt.
Geoffrey Boulton, Chair of the Open Data/Big Data Working Group, has published a correspondence article in Nature on the topic of the international accord and why it is so timely. He argues that public research funders and publishers must support open-data management, and that the global scientific community should commit to 'intelligently open' data.
Read the full article here: www.nature.com/nature/journal/v530/n7590/full/530281c.html