Making really big data deliver  

There are a hell of a lot of devils in the  big data detail –it will take new gvernance to control them

A new paper from the Australian Academy of Science suggests the growth of available data and ways to analyse it, “are opening up new opportunities for research that ask questions not answerable before.”

Which means researchers will need “more sophisticated data skills,” and if some of the paper’s recommendations are an indication, more resources and governance. The paper’s proposals include,

* Chief Scientist “mandated to lead a national reform of research data”

* a national eResearch infrastructure council

* costs of research data management recognised in research funding

* data science recognised as an academic discipline, at four and six-level FOR code recognition

* direct infrastructure support for the Australian Data Science Network

* a national integrity statement for data-driven research