Information infrastructures provide science and research with systematically collected and formatted information such as texts, pictures, biosamples, audio recordings or crystal structures, as well as with the associated services. Surveys, cohorts and panels are cross-sectional or longitudinal studies on a segment of the population. They collect data and make them available in research data centres, comparable to telescopes, which provide data on outer space.

Information infrastructures - examples

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