Religion is just about everywhere, but psychologists of religion have not studied it much beyond the United States and Western Europe. The International Death Survey was a step to address this cultural myopia, focussing on religion's relationship to death.
In 2018, Scientific Data published the first global soils data set (HYSOGs250m) that can be directly used for curve-number (CN)-based runoff modeling. While the CN method was developed in the United States by the Department of Agriculture (USDA), it’s international adaptation has quickly grown.
Bridging scales in neuroscience, from the level of proteins and molecules to large-scale networks, is an important endeavour in broadening our understanding of how the brain works. In our newly published Data Descriptor in Scientific Data, we provide a dataset and tools to help achieve this goal.
We live in a world full of data that is constantly being gathered, processed and so on. Even though it is so, there's still a gap between that and the accessibility to data; sadly even when the data is held by public institutions. I present here a tiny mental experiment that tries not to persuade but to demonstrate from two opposite perspectives the importance of sharing data.
Software development and training offer opportunities to advance ‘Big Data’ discovery and scientific research: Lessons from the PhenoCam team