Principles of the ODC

The spirit of the ODC is to promote the open exchange of data, tools, and ideas to accelerate treatments and cures for spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries

As far as possible, we adhere to Open Science Principles*:

  • Research data, data sets, databases, and protocols should be in the public domain.

  • This status ensures the ability to freely distribute, copy, re-format, and integrate data from research into new research, ensuring that as new technologies are developed that researchers can apply those technologies without legal barriers.

  • Scientific citation, attribution, and acknowledgment traditions should be cultivated in norms.

*These principles were drafted by Science Commons and presented at Policy and Technology for e-Science, a satellite workshop in conjunction with the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) 2008.

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