Monthly Archives: August 2011

CCDC: Reasons why sourceCIF data must be Open

This is the text of a letter I have sent to Dr Colin Groom, Director of the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre. For context, read my blog posts (http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/ ) over the last 4 days. "sourceCIFs" are raw data created as … Continue reading

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Open Crystallography: The Hargreaves report can help make CCDC data Open

I have had a really useful suggestion about how to make data deposited with the Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) Open. The Hargreaves report has recommended that text- and data-mining of the scientific literature should be allowed and the government … Continue reading

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#IUCR2011; FOI request for details of CIFs deposited by publishers with CCDC

In a previous post I showed a letter form Colin Groom of the CCDC indicating reasons why the CCDC could not make its deposited crystallographic data (source CIFS) Open http://blogs.ch.cam.ac.uk/pmr/2011/08/28/iucr2011-reply-from-ccdc-on-restrictions-on-redistributing-cifs/ This is disappointing because otherwise we would be able to … Continue reading

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#IUCR2011: reply from CCDC on restrictions on redistributing CIFs

I wrote to Colin Groom of the CCDC requesting the release of authors' raw CIFs (supporting information) into the public domain. I have now had a reply which I publish below. This will alter what I say at my presentation … Continue reading

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#IUCR2011: Open and Closed publication and Gatekeepers

I shall be explaining (very rapidly) the role of Open, Closed, text and data in my talk on Open Crystallography. I shall use a series of diagrams with consistent semiotics. Before I start I want to make it clear that … Continue reading

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#IUCR2011: Open Crystallography

I am speaking on 2011-08-29 on new methods of publishing crystallography including data. I shall prepare my talk as a series of blog posts, not necessarily in the order that they are presented at the meeting. I am arguing that … Continue reading

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Talk at Int. Union of Crystallography: I ask for the availability of scientific data

I am giving an invited talk on Monday 2011-08-29 at the IUCr (http://www.iucr2011madrid.es/index.php/program/scientific-program ) about our Crystaleye system and more generally about new approaches to publishing science. I'll be blogging a lot over the next 2 days and get all … Continue reading

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Data sharing and Quixote meeting (Zaragoza)

I am talking an a few minutes to a group of chemists, other scientists, computational scientists, informatics specialist, IR managers, etc. in ZCAM (computational chemistry) in Zaragoza. This is a very exciting project and we hope to not only talk, … Continue reading

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Criteria for DataSharers

I am defining DataSharers as an ecology of places to make digital stuff available for sharing. I am still searching for a good term. Digisharer? Digital Sharer? I originally explored this list for repositories so the criteria are slightly different. … Continue reading

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DataSharer principles: tested against GigaScience; partially Open, but not enough

Gigascience tweeted that they were studying my suggested principles for data repositories – which I shall now amend to DataSharers. I'd heard vaguely about GigaScience on the blogosphere but not paid huge attention as their datasets are large and I … Continue reading

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