The report covers 10 recommendations, the most encouraging snippets being the following:
– Scientists should communicate the data they collect and the models they create, via methods that allow free and open access.
– Dataset metrics should give credit by using internationally recognised standards for data citation.
– Learned societies and academies should promote collaboration to exploit the opportunities provided by more effective data sharing.
– Learned societies and academies should promote the benefits of new data sharing tools.
– The common data policies for research councils in the UK need to be updated within the next year to require data management plans.
– As a condition of publication, scientific journals should progressively enforce requirements for traceable and usable data available through an article, when they are intrinsic to the arguments in that article.
– Publishers should encourage and support incentives for the citation of datasets.
– Governments should recognise the potential of open data and open science to enhance the excellence of the science base.