the reality of                          ‘digital science’                            kaitlin thaney                       ...
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 ...
1. science, tech, and                        moving onlineWednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
research                                        idea                                                    lit review        ...
blocking points                                    (to name a few ... )                                           idea    ...
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               ...
[brief interlude]Wednesday, 13 July 2011
digitisation of the                           scholarly canon                              (content is still king)Wednesda...
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
not nearly there yet ...Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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)W...
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.”                                    - davi...
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
machines                            researchers                          decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
a few edge cases                              (though no field is                                        perfect)Wednesday...
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
tracking                          expiration                          calibrationWednesday, 13 July 2011
ordering                                       +                                  processing                          the ...
protocols                          parameters                          calibration                           misc. litWedn...
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 ...
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
why?                   experimentation reliance                          data moves, grows legs                    funder/...
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
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                  ...
paper’s still the currencyWednesday, 13 July 2011
imperfect systemWednesday, 13 July 2011
“Right now were going through a              Cambrian explosion of metrics.”                                    - Johan Bo...
there’s been a drastic spike in terms of                           sheer volume and typeWednesday, 13 July 2011
citation / impact factor                                        h - index                          weighted citations (eig...
difficult to ...                         harmonise                   track /maintain / map                         underst...
administrators / funders                            =               part of the research cycleWednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
3. the realityWednesday, 13 July 2011
“the future is here ...             just not evenly                distributed yet.”                          - William Gi...
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                        ...
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  1. 1. the reality of ‘digital science’ kaitlin thaney SciPy, 13 july 2011 austin, texasWednesday, 13 July 2011
  2. 2. xi. backgroundWednesday, 13 July 2011
  3. 3. about meWednesday, 13 July 2011
  4. 4. Digital Science (the company)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  5. 5. investment arm incubator role in-house devWednesday, 13 July 2011
  6. 6. tiered approach build to scale researcher-focusedWednesday, 13 July 2011
  7. 7. 1. science, tech, and moving onlineWednesday, 13 July 2011
  8. 8. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  9. 9. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  10. 10. research idea lit review publish discovery share results materials retest analyze experiment collect dataWednesday, 13 July 2011
  11. 11. blocking points (to name a few ... ) idea lit review publish discovery share results materials retest analyze experiment collect dataWednesday, 13 July 2011
  12. 12. access analysis disseminationWednesday, 13 July 2011
  13. 13. text text textWednesday, 13 July 2011
  14. 14. discovery & deliveryWednesday, 13 July 2011
  15. 15. changes at the workbenchWednesday, 13 July 2011
  16. 16. annotation & curationWednesday, 13 July 2011
  17. 17. social & administrativeWednesday, 13 July 2011
  18. 18. gaps still existWednesday, 13 July 2011
  19. 19. 2. key constituenciesWednesday, 13 July 2011
  20. 20. (3)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  21. 21. machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
  22. 22. machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
  23. 23. ... annotation markup search discovery “behind the scenes” ...Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  24. 24. [brief interlude]Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  25. 25. digitisation of the scholarly canon (content is still king)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  26. 26. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  27. 27. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  28. 28. not nearly there yet ...Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  29. 29. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  30. 30. barriers to “access”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  31. 31. still the starting pointWednesday, 13 July 2011
  32. 32. patents are no better (in many cases, worse)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  33. 33. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  34. 34. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  35. 35. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  36. 36. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  37. 37. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  38. 38. can streamlineWednesday, 13 July 2011
  39. 39. name disambiguationWednesday, 13 July 2011
  40. 40. 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
  41. 41. machine readability is key. agreement is hard.Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  42. 42. 10,11-dihydro-5-methyl-5H-dibenzo[b,e][1,4]diazepin-11-oneWednesday, 13 July 2011
  43. 43. “everything is metadata ... everything can be a label.” - david weinbergerWednesday, 13 July 2011
  44. 44. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  45. 45. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  46. 46. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  47. 47. machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
  48. 48. a few edge cases (though no field is perfect)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  49. 49. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  50. 50. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  51. 51. CC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  52. 52. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  53. 53. tracking expiration calibrationWednesday, 13 July 2011
  54. 54. ordering + processing the non-digitalWednesday, 13 July 2011
  55. 55. protocols parameters calibration misc. litWednesday, 13 July 2011
  56. 56. managing information different types of “data”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  57. 57. often gigabytes, not terabytesWednesday, 13 July 2011
  58. 58. “i invented a folder based system ...”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  59. 59. “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
  60. 60. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  61. 61. why? experimentation reliance data moves, grows legs funder/instit’n pressureWednesday, 13 July 2011
  62. 62. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  63. 63. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  64. 64. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  65. 65. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  66. 66. machines researchers decision makersWednesday, 13 July 2011
  67. 67. rewards, incentives the “ why ”Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  68. 68. data capture (of a different sort)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  69. 69. the “social issue” best practices behaviour roadblocks discipline / researcher specificWednesday, 13 July 2011
  70. 70. paper’s still the currencyWednesday, 13 July 2011
  71. 71. imperfect systemWednesday, 13 July 2011
  72. 72. “Right now were going through a Cambrian explosion of metrics.” - Johan Bollen Nature 465, 864-866 (2010) | doi:10.1038/465864aWednesday, 13 July 2011
  73. 73. there’s been a drastic spike in terms of sheer volume and typeWednesday, 13 July 2011
  74. 74. citation / impact factor h - index weighted citations (eigenfactor, sjr) “betweenness centrality” alt-metrics, etc.Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  75. 75. difficult to ... harmonise track /maintain / map understand (even still measure)Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  76. 76. administrators / funders = part of the research cycleWednesday, 13 July 2011
  77. 77. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  78. 78. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  79. 79. Wednesday, 13 July 2011
  80. 80. 3. the realityWednesday, 13 July 2011
  81. 81. “the future is here ... just not evenly distributed yet.” - William GibsonWednesday, 13 July 2011
  82. 82. changing understandings, paradigmsWednesday, 13 July 2011
  83. 83. technology can help design decisions are key plan for the irrationalWednesday, 13 July 2011
  84. 84. more efficient research increase productivity enable reproducibilityWednesday, 13 July 2011
  85. 85. thank you. k.thaney@digital-science.com www.digital-science.com @kaythaneyWednesday, 13 July 2011
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