Category Archives: open science

A modest proposal

Dear Professor X, Thank you for the invitation to review for the Journal of X.  I appreciate the work you do and have done for the X community. That said, I have decided not to review for Elsevier journals unless the … Continue reading

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Open Science Codefest

The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) at UCSB is co-sponsoring the Open Science Codefest 2014, which aims to bring together researchers from ecology, biodiversity science, and other earth and environmental sciences with computer scientists, software engineers, and developers to collaborate … Continue reading

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Open Science talk at the 2014 NIAID bioinformatics festival

Dan is giving a talk today at the 2014 NIAID bioinformatics festival.  The meeting is being live streamed from the NIH campus. If you’d like a preview, the slides are now available on slideshare.

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New PLOS Open data policy

PLOS has announced some changes to their publishing policies, and these changes are great news.  The new PLOS policies will go a significant way towards encouraging open data and open source.  Although the announcement itself is somewhat vague on the … Continue reading

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OpenScience comes of age

In 1998, Open Science seemed like a pretty obvious projection of basic scientific principles into the digital age.  I didn’t think the ideas would meet much, if any, resistance from the scientific community.   And in October 1999, Brookhaven National … Continue reading

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Open Science Champions of Change

Congratulations to new White House “Champions of Change” for Open Science – all well-deserved!   It is fantastic to see Open Science getting public and welcome recognition from OSTP. A number of other great people from the Open Science movement will be at … Continue reading

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OpenAPIs for scientific instrumentation?

An interesting question from Dale Smith:  Are there OpenAPIs for remote sensing and monitoring of scientific instruments?  Dale pointed us at this very cool RSOE EDIS alert map as an example of what could be possible with distributed consumer-grade sensors … Continue reading

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OpenScience poster

I’m giving a poster in a few days about openscience.org, and it has been a very long time since I’ve had to make a poster.  This one turned out quite text-heavy, but I wanted to make a few arguments that … Continue reading

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Playing with MultiGraph

I’ve been playing around with a cool JavaScript library called MultiGraph which lets you interact with graphical data embedded in a blog post.   The data format is a simple little xml file called a “MUGL“.   Here’s a sample … Continue reading

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Not a kickstarter for science, a prize clearinghouse

Yesterday’s post on the reversible random number generators received some interesting reactions from my colleagues.  They were uniformly impressed with the solution to what everyone thought was a hard problem, but surprisingly, most of the scientists I talked to were … Continue reading

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