Davide Castelvecchi of Nature, an international weekly journal of science, interviews Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo, on the goals of the CTBTO, the SnT2015 conference, and the different uses of IMS data by scientists.
“When I joined the organization in 2004, we had what we call a task force on data confidentiality. At the time I pointed out that when you have a network growing all over the world, the only way you can keep it growing and remain relevant is to share.”
”If you make your data available, you connect with the outside scientific community and you keep abreast of developments in science and technology. Not only does it make the CTBTO more visible, it also pushes us to think outside the box.If you see that data can serve another purpose, that helps you to step back a little bit, look at the broader picture and see how you can improve your detection.”
Read the full interview here