[R] off topic: sharing of software in the life sciences

Ramon Diaz rdiaz at cnio.es
Fri Feb 14 10:48:53 CET 2003

This might be of interest to some people in these lists.
The latest issue of Science (vol 299, 14 Febr. 2003), on p. 990, mentions a 
recent report from the National Academy of Sciences that deals with some 
guidelines for the sharing of data and research materials in the life 
sciences. The NAS report can be accessed from


and the most relevant pages, regarding making code available, are pp. 20-23 
and p. 27.

Ramón Díaz-Uriarte
Bioinformatics Unit
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
(Spanish National Cancer Center)
Melchor Fernández Almagro, 3
28029 Madrid (Spain)

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