Our goal is to remove as many barriers to scientific data sharing as possible in order to promote new discoveries. The Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication was incorporated into our uploading options as the default in order to help achieve this goal. By giving a simple option to release data into the public domain, CC0 removes the complex barriers of licensing and restrictions. This lets researchers focus on what’s most important, their research and new discoveries. — Philip Andrews, University of Michigan professor
The Proteome Commons Tranche Network is a public proteomics database for annotations and other information that uses Tranche, a free and open source (Apache 2.0) file storage and dissemination software.
The CC0 public domain dedication is enabled in the Tranche repository as the default uploading option for users.
The Proteome Commons works to lower barriers to new scientific discoveries. By enabling CC0, they encourage users to release their data into the public domain, ensuring that the data will remain open for future research.