CUDOS is an acronymn for an ideal-type model of a self-correcting epistemic community conceived of by Robert Merton. It stands for1:
- C ommunism in data ownership
- U niversalism in the application of standards to claims of evidence, regardless of sources
- D isinterestedness in the sense that biases must be accounted for as much as possible
- O rganized S keptism in discussion among the group to encourage dissent and engagement
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