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  • tools for digital research kaitlin thaney @kaythaneyastroinformatics, 27 sep 2011
  • a few knowns,by way of background
  • (not an astronomer)
  • “... now old enough to legally drink ...” - perry greenfield
  • my knowledge
  • sciencehas long beendata intensive
  • changes:volume / scale complexity “hammers” ...
  • text text text
  • gaps still exist
  • we’re a tools company
  • technology company publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
  • investincubate develop
  • tiered approach build to scaleresearcher-focused
  • (3)
  • machines researchersdecision makers
  • machines researchersdecision makers
  • “All truths are easy tounderstand once they are discovered; the point is todiscover them.”
  • knowledge discovery
  • knowledge discovery(an example in chemistry)
  • still the starting point
  • patents are no better (in many cases, worse)
  • can streamline
  • name disambiguation
  • 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-one (still strains the minds of the best)
  • machine readability discoverability annotation (even search)
  • machines researchersdecision makers
  • CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  • CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  • trackingexpirationcalibration
  • protocolsparameterscalibration misc. lit
  • still issues with management(we’re human after all)
  • “i invented a folder based system ...”
  • “i invented a folder based system ...”“yeah, we had a LIMS. it onlyever got used to store photos from lab nights out.”
  • feedback, visibility, etc.
  • sharing informationstill hits most’s mental block
  • on the horizon ...
  • machines researchersdecision makers
  • rewards, incentives the “ why ”
  • “the future is here ... just not evenly distributed yet.” - William Gibson
  • problems aren’t as new or novelas you may think
  • technology can helpcoordinate where feasible reduce duplication
  • more efficient researchincrease productivityenable reproducibility
  • thank you.kaitlin@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaney