Google’s new Dataset Search aims to assist researchers find online data

By ASN Staff

Google’s launch of Dataset Search on September 5 is a great step forward for researchers in search of data online that is “freely available to use”. Aimed at “scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else” the new service will provide a service that assists the open-data movement by providing a simpler way to find and re-use data from “government agencies, scientific publishers, research institutions and even individual researchers”.

What once was a difficult undertaking of word-of-mouth and grueling basic search engine searches, finding relevant data for research will become a much easier chore.

Additionally, “as Dataset Search evolves, it might also become integrated with Google Scholar, so that search results on a particular study could link to relevant data sets”. Thereby increasing the useful of both services and making the lives of researchers that much simpler.

For more information on Dataset Search and how to was conceived and will progress, please visit the full article from Nature.

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Google’s launch of Dataset Search on September 5 is a great step forward for researchers in search of data online that is “freely available to use”. Aimed at “scientists, data journalists, data geeks, or anyone else” the new service will provide a service that assists the open-data movement by providing a simpler way to find and re-use data from “government agencies, scientific publishers, research institutions and even individual researchers”.

What once was a difficult undertaking of word-of-mouth and grueling basic search engine searches, finding relevant data for research will become a much easier chore.

Additionally, “as Dataset Search evolves, it might also become integrated with Google Scholar, so that search results on a particular study could link to relevant data sets”. Thereby increasing the useful of both services and making the lives of researchers that much simpler.

For more information on Dataset Search and how to was conceived and will progress, please visit the full article from Nature.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018