Monthly Archives: May 2008

What I said to the NIH

The NIH has asked for public comments on its access policy. 150+ people and organisations have responded. Almost no-one has said anything about text/data mining. So I have: 1. Do you have recommendations for alternative implementation approaches to those already … Continue reading

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Comments on the NIH policy

I knew that the NIH had solicited comments on its publication mandate policy and that I had plenty of time to think about it. Now it's urgent. Here's Peter Suber: Time is short to comment on the NIH policy 03:38 … Continue reading

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Robots can detect error; but images MUST be Open

Here is an extremely compelling reasons why data - including image and graphs in papers MUST be regarding as Open Data, not as published owned copyright. Simply, many researchers "doctor" their data. Not "most", but "many". The intent may be … Continue reading

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Where should we get our computing?

Three independent events have made me re-ask the question - where do we get our computing from? They are: A visit to the Barcelona supercomputing centre. We had a personal tour during the COST D37 visit - thanks very much … Continue reading

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Open Source Drug Disovery and Closed Access

I got a mail this morning about an article in Cell: Analysis India Takes an Open Source Approach to Drug Discovery Open source software may have been around for 17 years, but using an open source model to speed up … Continue reading

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Institutional Repositories: Caveat Roach

Dorothea Salo at the University of Wisconsin is involved with the Institutional Repository - she is outspoken about librarianship and repositories so I hesitate to label her with either label. On her blog (Caveat Lector) she has created a fictional … Continue reading

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Visualising Open Knowledge

I had hoped to get to the OKF's Visualisation Workshop but had problems on the Continent so had to miss. Here's a report: After the first Open Visualisation Workshop 14:47 26/05/2008, Jonathan Gray, The first Open Visualisation Workshop took place … Continue reading

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How Closed Access makes progress difficult

I'm interested in the nmrdb database and toolkit for NMR spectra. I don't know how long this has been going, but I have only known about it for a day. I used it to predict a spectrum (NMR Prediction through … Continue reading

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Green OA and Open Data - more

Peter Suber has responded very quickly to my clarification of the connection - or lack of it - between Green OA and Open Data. He has provided some very useful additional information, and I think we are in more or … Continue reading

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NMR Prediction through nmrdb.org

Chemspider recently reported (NMR Prediction Now Available Via ChemSpider) a new NMR service at nmrdb.org. Our OSCAR tool is able to extract large numbers of NMR peak lists to I thought I'd try it out. Since our new software can … Continue reading

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