data sharing

Many citations flow from data...

I've been at the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting in Edinburgh over the past few days (easy, since it's being held in the bulding in which I work!). Lots of interesting presentations; far too many to go to, let alone blog about. But I can't resist mentioning one short presentation (PPT), from Prof Michael Wilson of STFC. His pitch was simple: publishing data is good for your career, especially now. And he has evidence to back up his claims!

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How open is that data?

Thanks to the Science Commons blog for drawing this article on Nature Precedings to my attention:DE ROSNAY, M. D. (2008) Check Your Data Freedom: A Taxonomy to Assess Life Science Database Openness. Nature Precedings. doi:10.1038/npre.2008.2083.1

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JIF08 Technical Infrastructure session

At the second day of the JISC Innovation Forum, I attended an interesting discussion in the data theme on technical infrastructures. This post derives from that discussion, but is neither a complete reflection of what was said, nor at all in the order of discussion; it reflects some bits I found interesting. My thanks to Matthew Dovey who chaired, and to all who contributed; I’ve identified none rather than only some! The session is also being blogged here…

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IDCC 4 paper deadline fast approaching

This is a reminder that the closing date is fast approaching for submission of full papers, posters and demos for the conference (details below). The deadline is 25 July 2008. We invite submissions from individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains engaged in the creation, use and management of digital data, especially those involved in the challenges of curating and preserving data in eScience and eResearch.

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Semantic web on the Today programme

Turning on the radio this morning, I was surprised to hear someone discussing data on the Today programme on BBC Radio 4. It turned out to be Sir Tim Berners Lee talking about the semantic web; he even managed to mention RDF and HTML without confusing the interviewers too much. The interesting 8 and a half minute discussion is available via the BBC iPlayer.

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Research Repository System data management

This is the sixth of a series of posts aiming to expand on the idea of the negative click, positive value repository, which I'm now calling a Research Repository System. I've suggested it should contain these elements:

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4th International Digital Curation Conference - Radical Sharing: Transforming Science?

This is a reminder that closing date for submission of full papers, posters and demos for the conference (details below) is 25 July 2008 . We invite submissons from individuals, organisations and institutions across all disciplines and domains engaged in the creation, use and management of digital data, especially those involved in the challenge of curating data in e-Science and e-Research. Templates for submissions and other details are available at http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/dcc-2008/ .

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Negative click repositories

I wanted to write a bit more about this idea of a negative click repository (negative cost was a bad name, as there is a real positive $ and £ cost to the repository, rather than the depositor). First some ancient history...

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Tranche

Tranche sounds interesting. This possibly over-ambitious sound-bite from its web page:"This project's goal is to solve the problems commonly associated with sharing scientific data, letting you and your collaborators focus on using the data."In effect it is an encrypted, highly distributed file sharing system, independent of any central authority, and suitable for "any size of file", but maybe there are still some sharing problems left for the scientists (;-)?

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