Data re-use can generate new insights that in turn lead to vital health benefits. To stimulate and celebrate the innovative re-use of data, today we’re launching the Wellcome Data Re-use Prizes.
Wellcome is fully committed to ensuring that research outputs are made available to accelerate health benefits. This means that the researchers we support must maximise the availability of their data and other outputs with as few restrictions as possible.
Making data available in a timely and responsible way ensures other researchers can verify it, build on it and use it to advance knowledge and make health improvements.
But we don’t want to encourage data sharing for its own sake – we want the data that is shared by our researchers to be re-used by others to generate new insights and tools.
That’s why we’re launching the Wellcome Data Re-use Prizes.