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