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    • the reality of ‘digital science’ kaitlin thaney SciPy, 13 july 2011 austin, texasWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • xi. backgroundWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • about meWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • Digital Science (the company)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • investment arm incubator role in-house devWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • tiered approach build to scale researcher-focusedWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • 1. science, tech, and moving onlineWednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • research idea lit review publish discovery share results materials retest analyze experiment collect dataWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • blocking points (to name a few ... ) idea lit review publish discovery share results materials retest analyze experiment collect dataWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • access analysis disseminationWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • text text textWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • discovery & deliveryWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • changes at the workbenchWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • annotation & curationWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • social & administrativeWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • gaps still existWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • 2. key constituenciesWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • (3)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • ... annotation markup search discovery “behind the scenes” ...Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • [brief interlude]Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • digitisation of the scholarly canon (content is still king)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • not nearly there yet ...Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • barriers to “access”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • still the starting pointWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • patents are no better (in many cases, worse)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • can streamlineWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • name disambiguationWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-one (still strains the minds of the best)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • machine readability is key. agreement is hard.Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-oneWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • “everything is metadata ... everything can be a label.” - david weinbergerWednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • a few edge cases (though no field is perfect)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • tracking expiration calibrationWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • ordering + processing the non-digitalWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • protocols parameters calibration misc. litWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • managing information different types of “data”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • often gigabytes, not terabytesWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • “i invented a folder based system ...”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • “i invented a folder based system ...” “yeah, we had a LIMS. it only ever got used to store photos from lab nights out.”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • why? experimentation reliance data moves, grows legs funder/instit’n pressureWednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • rewards, incentives the “ why ”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • data capture (of a different sort)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • the “social issue” best practices behaviour roadblocks discipline / researcher specificWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • paper’s still the currencyWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • imperfect systemWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • “Right now were going through a Cambrian explosion of metrics.” - Johan Bollen Nature 465, 864-866 (2010) | doi:10.1038/465864aWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • there’s been a drastic spike in terms of sheer volume and typeWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • citation / impact factor h - index weighted citations (eigenfactor, sjr) “betweenness centrality” alt-metrics, etc.Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • difficult to ... harmonise track /maintain / map understand (even still measure)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
    • administrators / funders = part of the research cycleWednesday, 13 July 2011
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    • 3. the realityWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • “the future is here ... just not evenly distributed yet.” - William GibsonWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • changing understandings, paradigmsWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • technology can help design decisions are key plan for the irrationalWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • more efficient research increase productivity enable reproducibilityWednesday, 13 July 2011
    • thank you. k.thaney@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaneyWednesday, 13 July 2011