The volume of data stored in research institutions is growing, and the rate at which it is growing is accelerating. Modern research practices and equipment are generating huge amounts of data. In science there are many desktop devices that can create TeraBytes of data every day – they’re becoming more prolific; more compact; more affordable,… Read more
You may have seen ‘README’ files before. And, like most people, you may have completely ignored them! It’s true that in most applications they contain information that’s not really of interest to the viewer, or instructions that aren’t really necessary. But in the context of complex scientific datasets, they really can provide a useful key… Read more
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