The Chronicle of Higher Education
July 22nd, 2015
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are leading an effort to create a one-stop shop for data sets that would otherwise be lost to the public after the papers they were produced for are published.
The goal of the project, called DataBridge,
is to expand the life cycle of so-called dark data, said Arcot
Rajasekar, the lead principal investigator on the project and a
professor in the School of Information and Library Science at Chapel
Hill. It will serve as an archive for data sets and metadata, and will
group them into clusters of information to make relevant data easier to
“You can reuse it, repurpose it, and then maybe someone else will
reuse it, and see how we can enable that to get more science,” Mr.