This week on the ABC Science show, PhD candidate Bernadette Hyland-Wood talks about her research into open source data and its role in democracy and scientifically-based decision making.
“Bernadette Hyland-Wood has experience in the US Environmental Protection Agency. She knows the importance of government sourced data. This is non-personal data and covers food and crop production, population health, trade data and energy data, amongst a long list of related areas. Universities and research institutions use this data as the basis of many research activities. Bernadette says open data is the equivalent of a free press. In recent years she has witnessed the suspension of some open source data. Her PhD covers organisational culture and leadership in federal science agencies in Australia and the United States.”