Monthly Archives: July 2008

Update

I have been off the air for some time because of travel and also technical problems with the blog which Jim Downing has solved (thanks). <p/> I hope to blog soon about data, repositories and escience among various topics.

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ESOF2008 Alma Swan's session

Alma Swan has organised the session at Barcelona ESOF : (http://www.esof2008.org/fileadmin/media/programme/scientific_programme_preliminary_abstracts.pdf) [Saturday, 18th July, 1630). Sharing scientific data: who benefits? Alma Swan, Key Perspectives Ltd, United Kingdom Abstract: Digital datasets—text-based, numeric, audio, video or image-based—form the output of all scientific … Continue reading

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ESOF

We have been so busy with our summer program - semantic authoring and capturing of chemistry - that I haven't had a breathing space. I'll be blogging more about that. However a change of scene - tomorrow I'm in Barcelona … Continue reading

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John Sulston calls for reform of IPR policy

Whether you support Open Access and Open Data or believe that Closed Access and patents are the best way of promoting high quality science, there is no doubt about the fact that restrictions on access to IPR area major drain … Continue reading

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In praise of Undergraduates

One of the highlights of my year is our summer program of undergraduate projects in the Centre. We've done this for six years and each student spends 8-10 weeks working on projects in Molecular Informatics. I have been astonished and … Continue reading

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Open Access Data Repositories

Peter Suber has been working with colleagues to create a Wiki of Open Access Data repositories. From his blog List of data repositories The Open Access Directory (OAD) list of Data repositories is now open for community editing. OAD is … Continue reading

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Research Repository System

Chris Rusbridge of the Digital Curation Centre (Edinburgh, UK) has come up with a great idea which I think has captured the zeitgeist. He started with "negative click" repository - and has mutated the name to Research Repository System. I … Continue reading

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