Category Archives: Open Data

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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Data visualization and Digital Research tools

Two new collections of tools that may be of interest to the OpenScience community.  Not everything on these lists is Open Source, but many of the visualization and research tools look to be very useful.   Hat tip to Eric … Continue reading

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Computational Chemistry Highlights

Computational Chemistry Highlights (CCH) is an interesting new overlay journal that identifies important contributions to the field of computational and theoretical chemistry published within the last 1-2 years.  I’m involved in this particular overlay journal – I’ll be concentrating on recent developments … Continue reading

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Being Scientific: Fasifiability, Verifiability, Empirical Tests, and Reproducibility

If you ask a scientist what makes a good experiment, you’ll get very specific answers about reproducibility and controls and methods of teasing out causal relationships between variables and observables. If human observations are involved, you may get detailed descriptions … Continue reading

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