Making data travel

Data doesn't just travel from database to database. It travels from context to context.

Scaling a biotech research program requires coordinating the flow of data between teams, functions and scientific fields, from the people that generate it to the ones that use it.

To build a data platform that supports this, you need to understand how data travels - not just between databases but from each context to the next.

In this month’s blog post, Making Data Travel, I explore how design decisions enable these data trips by managing a trade-off between the immediacy of the initial use you collected the data for against the generality of all its other potential uses.