University of Maryland School of Medicine: UMSOM Scientists Call for Unrestricted Usage of Public Genome Data

University of Maryland School of Medicine: UMSOM Scientists Call for Unrestricted Usage of Public Genome Data. “Researchers at the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) called for open access to genome data, stating that unrestricted usage is needed for progress in combatting the world’s most serious diseases. Scientific progress relies on unconditional access to data that is hosted in open and accessible repositories, a group of genomic research leaders that included top IGS faculty stated in an article published in Science. They noted that while there are valid concerns and misconceptions about the rights of data producers, what is needed are clear, unambiguous guidelines for data usage.”