Access to the data is one barrier--but knowing what to do when you get there is quite another. The infographic, WHY IS BROADER ACCESS TO PUBLICLY FUNDED DATA IMPORTANT?
brings up a good point but I am afraid not enough people are even looking--or concerned.
It reminds me of a saying by Seth Godin:
But don't lose sight of the goal. Once we have identified the appropriate databases and/or data sources--what are the next steps?
Public access to data is critical. I will keep sharing databases of interest and even tutorials along the way to coalesce best practices.
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In a world of "evidence-based" medicine I am a bigger fan of practice-based evidence.
Remember the quote by Upton Sinclair...
“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!”