Monthly Archives: June 2008

Festival of Crystallography at Wellcome

Last Thursday a group of us went to see the Wellcome Collection (iat 183 Euston Road, built in 1932). It's literally across the road from Euston Station. We were all crystallographers and had worked with the great women and men … Continue reading

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Elsevier: The grand challenge

Some of you will have noticed that Elsevier has launched a competition: WHAT IF YOU WERE THE PUBLISHER? Demonstrate your best ideas for how scientific research articles should be presented on the web and compete to win great prizes! CONTEST … Continue reading

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Elsevier: How much is a corrigendum worth?

Here's a diversion - as I am sat watching England lose to New Zealand... (Note that I read this without University access as it's easier to realise what it's like not to have it). I'm interested in how easy or … Continue reading

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Update

For some reason the WordPress software has been stripping the paragraph markup from the posts - they show fine in the editor and local viewer but are stripped when published. I'll re-edit as many back as I have time for … Continue reading

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Nature Network Blogging Conference

I was at Nature yesterday and talked to Matt Brown who runs Nature Network. He's setting up a meeting - see Science Blogging Conference: Full Steam Ahead . The date seems to have crystallised on 2008-08-30 in London at the … Continue reading

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Another reason why Data must be Open

Ben Goldacre (The Guardian columnist on "Bad Science") has unearthed a superb interchange between a scientist and the creationists. Richard Lenski's replies are tours de force and quite apart from rebutting the criticisms they could be read by undergraduate scientists … Continue reading

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Crystallography Open Database

The Crystallography Open Dataase is an early and excellent example of the way that a community can start to help itself and make its data open I've taken most of my information from the website (although I have also met … Continue reading

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Which licence should usyd use?

I had the pleasure of meeting Mat Todd in Sydney this year - a very pleasant day. Mat's an organic chemist and very keyed into the ideas of semantic publication, sharing information, etc. He runs a blog - the Synaptic … Continue reading

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Library Workshop for virtual scholars

I always enjoy having visitors to the Unilever Centre and encourage people to visit. Yesterday we had a visit from ca 16 staff and Masters students from the Pratt Institute in New York. They were here as part of a … Continue reading

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Data-driven science and repositories: consideration of errors

The main theme of the current posts is to show how Open publication of data aids scientific research. Our particular domain is chemical crystallography, but these posts contains ideas which I hope have wider applicability and I will skim over … Continue reading

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