Morgan P. Open data: the elephant in the room? Journal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries.2008
Scientific research is based on data and the Open Access movement now incorporates the need for open access to research data, or Open Data. Research funding bodies are mandating the release and re-use of data, but small-scale research projects may lack the resources to implement Open Data management procedures. Libraries and institutional repositories, which have focused efforts on managing text resources rather than data, can assist in addressing this problem by collaborating with the research community.