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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 night...
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
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  1. 1. tools for digital research kaitlin thaney @kaythaneyastroinformatics, 27 sep 2011
  2. 2. a few knowns,by way of background
  3. 3. (not an astronomer)
  4. 4. “... now old enough to legally drink ...” - perry greenfield
  5. 5. my knowledge
  6. 6. sciencehas long beendata intensive
  7. 7. changes:volume / scale complexity “hammers” ...
  8. 8. text text text
  9. 9. gaps still exist
  10. 10. we’re a tools company
  11. 11. technology company publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
  12. 12. investincubate develop
  13. 13. tiered approach build to scaleresearcher-focused
  14. 14. (3)
  15. 15. machines researchersdecision makers
  16. 16. machines researchersdecision makers
  17. 17. “All truths are easy tounderstand once they are discovered; the point is todiscover them.”
  18. 18. knowledge discovery
  19. 19. knowledge discovery(an example in chemistry)
  20. 20. still the starting point
  21. 21. patents are no better (in many cases, worse)
  22. 22. can streamline
  23. 23. name disambiguation
  24. 24. 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-one (still strains the minds of the best)
  25. 25. machine readability discoverability annotation (even search)
  26. 26. machines researchersdecision makers
  27. 27. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  28. 28. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  29. 29. trackingexpirationcalibration
  30. 30. protocolsparameterscalibration misc. lit
  31. 31. still issues with management(we’re human after all)
  32. 32. “i invented a folder based system ...”
  33. 33. “i invented a folder based system ...”“yeah, we had a LIMS. it onlyever got used to store photos from lab nights out.”
  34. 34. feedback, visibility, etc.
  35. 35. sharing informationstill hits most’s mental block
  36. 36. on the horizon ...
  37. 37. machines researchersdecision makers
  38. 38. rewards, incentives the “ why ”
  39. 39. “the future is here ... just not evenly distributed yet.” - William Gibson
  40. 40. problems aren’t as new or novelas you may think
  41. 41. technology can helpcoordinate where feasible reduce duplication
  42. 42. more efficient researchincrease productivityenable reproducibility
  43. 43. thank you.kaitlin@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaney
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