Misconceptions about academic data sharing #datasharing #openscience

Gert Wagner and Benedikt Fecher reply to an editorial about data sharing in medicine.

Longo and Drazen miss the very point of scientific research when they write, that the researchers may «even use the data to try to disprove what the original investigators had posited«. It is at the core of the scientific paradigm that researchers take nothing as final truth. This is what Popper proposed in his critical rationalism and Merton in his conceptualization of skepticism.