Category Archives: cyberscience

WWMM: The World Wide Molecular Matrix

Since I have been asked to talk about the WWMM here's a bit of background... When the UK e-Science project started (2001) we put in a proposal for a new vision of shared chemistry - the World Wide Molecular Matrix. … Continue reading

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NSF/JISC meeting on eScience/cyberinfrastructure

I was privileged to be at a meeting between JISC (UK) and NSF (US). Every paragraph of the report is worth reading - I quote a few... William Y. Arms and Ronald L. Larsen, The Future of Scholarly Communication: Building … Continue reading

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Open grant writing. Can the Chemical Blogosphere help with "Agents and Eyeballs"

In the current spirit of Openness I'm appealing to the chemical blogosphere for help. Jim Downing and I are writing a grant proposal for UK's JISC : supporting education and research - which supports digital libraries, repositories, eScience/cyberinfrastructure, collaborative working, … Continue reading

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scifoo: academic publishing and what can computer scientists do?

Jim Hendler has summarised several scifoo sessions related to publishing and peer-review and added thoughts for the future (there's mote to come).  It's long, but I didn't feel anything could be selectively deleted so I've left only the last para, … Continue reading

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cyberscience: Changing the business model for access to data

I have been reviewing the availability of Open Data for cyberscience - concentrating recently on crystallography and chemical spectra as examples. I'll propose a new business model here, still very ill-formed and I welcome comments. It applies particularly to disciplines … Continue reading

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cyberscience: Why 100% is never achievable

In the current series of posts I argue that data should be Open and re-usable and that we should be allowed to use robots to extract it from publishers' websites. A common counter argument is that data should be aggregated … Continue reading

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cyberscience: CrystalEye at WWMM Cambridge

We've mentioned CrystalEye frequently on this blog but not announced it formally. We were about to post it about three weeks ago but had a serious server crash. Also we are very concerned about quality and want to make sure … Continue reading

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cyberscience: Where does the data come from?

[In several previous and future posts I use the tag "cyberscience" - a portmanteau of E-Science (UK, Europe) and Cyberinfrastructure (US) which emphasizes the international aspect and importance of the discipline.] Cyberscience is a vision for this century: The term … Continue reading

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