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    Welcome to data park!

    Big Science today is all about big, open data – or so we're told. But what does that mean exactly? Take a stroll around data park, and find out. Things are hopefully well signposted, but if you have trouble getting around, just tell the Park Ranger!

    For starters, you might want to take a look at Data in 30 seconds, where you can find out about what data is, some of the computer formats data can come in, and what big data and open data actually mean.

    You might also be interested in looking at how computers handle data, the future of data, some of the hot topics surrounding data, grids and distributed data and data projects.

    If you want to read about these topics in more depth, you can download our PDF briefings on these topics:

    Open Data, Open Science,
    Big Data,
    Research Networks