The Unthinkable

This story at The Scientist brings up a new worry: what happens to your data, should you die? After seeing a colleague and a student die, the University of Wisconsin's Karen Strier, says she worked with another primate researcher to store her data, collected over the lifespan of her muriqui monkeys, online. Secondly, the article asks, what happens to your equipment, your grants, and your employees?

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