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Archive for January 2009

“Communicate First, Standardize Second”

That quote from Jean-Claude Bradley is on slide 34 of Cameron Neylon’s presentation “Open Access, Open Data. Open Research?” Very worthwhile…


Written by Greg Wilson

2009/01/30 at 15:34

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Web Native Lab Notebooks

Good post from Cameron Neylon about the lab notebooks of the future: “The traditional paper notebook is to the fully integrated web based lab record as a card index is to Google.”

Written by Greg Wilson

2009/01/27 at 19:14

Posted in Content, Noticed

A New Kind of Big Science

Via Michael Nielsen, a guest column by Aaron Hirsh at the NY Times on “A New Kind of Big Science“:

There is another way to extend our scientific reach, and I believe it can also restore some of what is lost in the process of centralization. It has been called Citizen Science, and it involves the enlistment of large numbers of relatively untrained individuals in the collection of scientific data. To return to our architectural metaphor, if Big Science builds the high-rise yet higher, Citizen Science extends outward the community of villages.

Written by Greg Wilson

2009/01/23 at 09:55

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I *Want* To Be A Number

Via Science in the Open’s summary of the workshop on open science at PSB’09, a link to a paper explaining why scientists will want to identify themselves with unique serial numbers.

Written by Greg Wilson

2009/01/10 at 21:19

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