Zika data-sharing should be the norm, not the exception

This is not a reiteration of “Information is free” or something like that. The call to share knowledge—data that’s been obtained using verifiable means—is for the seemingly radical notion that we, as a people, can best address existential (or even less dramatic) threats by pooling resources—establishing a commons—and not by privatising everything under the glamorous banner of free market.

 

The Zika data-sharing pact has given scientists and journals good press for doing something they really should be doing already.

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