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An overview of Digital Science - a new company started out of Macmillan Publishers dedicated to making research more efficient through better use of technology.

An overview of Digital Science - a new company started out of Macmillan Publishers dedicated to making research more efficient through better use of technology.

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  • 1. kaitlin thaneymgr, external partnerships
  • 2. xi. background
  • 3. technology company publisher link london, nyc, tokyo
  • 4. 1. science is changing
  • 5. research idea publish lit reviewshare results materials retest analyze experiment collect data
  • 6. blocking points (to name a few ... ) idea publish lit reviewshare results materials retest analyze experiment collect data
  • 7. text text text
  • 8. discovery & delivery content data materials
  • 9. changes at the workbenchknowledge exchangematerials, machines ordering automation
  • 10. annotation & curationmachine-readable ontologies metadata
  • 11. social &administrative P&T systems / funding reputation policy makingincentives / impact factor
  • 12. gaps still exist
  • 13. remainingroadblocksspecialisation of tools (+/-) interoperability accessibility design decisions the “social issue”
  • 14. efficient search discoverabilityinformation management analysis incentives
  • 15. 2. focus areas
  • 16. (3)
  • 17. knowledge discoverysoftware applicationsresearch management
  • 18. knowledge discoverysoftware applicationsresearch management
  • 19. steps towards betterannotation and search
  • 20. text text text
  • 21. can fine-tune
  • 22. name disambiguation
  • 23. 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-one
  • 24. knowledge discoverysoftware applicationsresearch management
  • 25. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  • 26. better trackingis needed
  • 27. knowledge discoverysoftware applicationsresearch management
  • 28. data capture(of a different sort)
  • 29. imperfect system
  • 30. “Right now were going through a Cambrian explosion of metrics.” - Johan Bollen Nature 465, 864-866 (2010) | doi:10.1038/465864a
  • 31. in terms of sheer volume and type
  • 32. citation / impact factor h - indexweighted citations (eigenfactor, sjr) “betweenness centrality” alt-metrics, etc.
  • 33. difficult to ... harmonise track /maintain reward(even still measure)
  • 34. 3. the business
  • 35. investment arm incubator role in-house dev
  • 36. tiered approach build to scaleresearcher-focused
  • 37. RAE teams pharma startupstools developers content providerspartners/collaborators big business funding agenciesresearchers grant officers administrators
  • 38. RAE teams pharma startupstools developers content providers work with us big business funding agenciesresearchers grant officers administrators
  • 39. 4. our goal
  • 40. software thatunderstands science
  • 41. software thatunderstands scientists
  • 42. more efficient researchincrease productivity better science
  • 43. thank you.k.thaney@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com