The New Einsteins Will Be Scientists Who Share
“Why don’t scientists share?”
“A good start would be for government grant agencies (like the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation) to work with scientists to develop requirements for the open sharing of knowledge that is discovered with public support. Such policies have already helped to create open data sets like the one for the human genome. But they should be extended to require earlier and broader sharing. Grant agencies also should do more to encourage scientists to submit new kinds of evidence of their impact in their fields—not just papers!—as part of their applications for funding.”
Of course, they already do that – OpenClinica was originally funded by an NIH SBIR grant, for example.