Sharing research data offers huge potential for the advancement of human knowledge, and is already transforming the way science is conducted. But the most important weapon in the armouries of those trying to facilitate sharing is a well-crafted policy.
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature where his team develop research data policies and services across Springer Nature. He is also publisher of Nature Research Group’s Scientific Data journal. He leads and contributes to community initiatives and working groups on data sharing and reproducible research and is Programme Chair of the conference, Better Science through Better Data.