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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Microsoft Establishes Research Data Hub

Useful depending on the nature of the data involved.   Will it have sufficient metadata to be specifically useful?    Good idea to create.

Microsoft launches an online research hub for sharing AI and science datasets   By Maria Deutscher in SiliconAngle

In a bid to foster scientific collaboration, Microsoft Corp. today launched an online hub that will provide a place for researchers to share the datasets they produce as part of their work.

The company is leading by example. On launch, the Microsoft Research Open Data portal features dozens of datasets that have been produced by its own staff as part of published research studies. The repository covers a variety of fields ranging from computer science to biology.

“I am often asked to share my research data and the public sharing I have done in the past has been popular,” commented Microsoft principal researcher John Krumm. “Coordinating and cataloging these datasets in one place with Azure will be helpful for both internal and external researchers, giving them easy access, encouraging collaboration, and providing convenient cloud-based access to the wealth of Microsoft Research shared data.” .... ' 

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