research data

Two fundamentally different views on data curation

A few months ago, we interviewed two scientists for two quite different posts in the DCC. Both were from a genomics background, and I was very struck by how strongly held, but from my point of view how narrow, was their view of curation. As a result, I’m beginning to realise that there are two fundamentally different approaches to data curation

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Posting gap… and intriguing article on “borrowed data”

Apologies to those of you who were interested in this blog; there has been only one posting since the end of August. Shortly after that I went off-air after an accident, and since then I have been recovering. Although not yet officially back at work, I hope I have now reached the point where I can start making some postings again.

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IJDC again

At the end of July I reported on the second issue of the International Journal of Digital Curation (IJDC), and asked some questions:

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Proportion of research output as data or publication?

My colleague Graham Pryor asks in an email:"Chris - I have been looking for evidence of the proportion of UK research output that can be categorised as scholarly publications and that which is in the form of data. I have found nothing. It is quite possible that no-one has ever tried to work this out. However, on the off-chance, is this a figure (even an estimate) that you might have come across?"

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