2- Data-driven research approaches are fundamental to all modern scientific disciplines and is a positive driver for change and discovery
This is one of thirteen recommendations for Data Stewardship as formulated by the Netherlands E-Science Centre.
The E-science centre writes
- We are often warned that the scale of information generation is now so great that science has to adapt or drown in a data-deluge. Whilst true, this analogy fails to appreciate the huge opportunity that “Big-Data” can provide. It will however require better and more wide-spread application of digital technologies if we are to harness the potential benefits to experimental design, data-analysis and communication that it makes possible. Whilst the precise mechanisms for this change are open for discussion, the belief that data-driven research will provide new opportunities for scientific discovery is beyond question.'