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Intro to eScience, touching on a few examples from the eSciDocDays conference held in Berlin October 26-27, 2011.

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  1. 1. eSciDoc Days conference Berlin, October 26-27, 2011
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>eScience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wuzzat? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eSciDoc </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a software suite for eScience repositories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eSciDoc implementations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PubMan, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>eScience on iFQ‘s radar </li></ul>
  3. 3. Photos then and now “ I took a photo with my telephone. I uploaded the photo from my phone to Flickr and tweeted about it.”
  4. 4. Little Science - 19 th century <ul><li>A few geniuses working alone or in small-lab groups. Driven by genius, passion, luck. </li></ul>Thomas Edison
  5. 5. Big Science – 20 th century <ul><li>A large number of highly organized researchers. Driven by money, organizational goals. </li></ul>Richards Medical Research Laboratories, Philadelphia
  6. 6. Big Science – The finale <ul><li>CERN - 7931 scientists and engineers representing 608 universities and research facilities and 113 nationalities. </li></ul>Where the WWW started
  7. 7. What is eScience? <ul><li>“ Data deluge” - There is too much data. </li></ul><ul><li>Without plan for preservation, data is ephemeral. </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving data is useless without its metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>Research integrity: Data has a reuse value, and it is important to obtain full return on public investment. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Science now – preserving data
  9. 9. Most projects do not plan for this
  10. 10. What is eScience? <ul><li>Getting researchers & administrators to understand that it’s not just about storage . </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of data as an asset . </li></ul><ul><li>Public accountability: if science is for the public good, the data should be publically available . </li></ul>data = computers = nerds “ Go talk to the Frank in the server room.”
  11. 11. eScience features <ul><li>Data + metadata + Internet = eScience </li></ul><ul><li>Groups of all sizes can work together. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect 100 Edisons, each in their own lab </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Perform experiments online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyExperiment is a collaborative environment where scientists can safely publish their workflows and experiment plans, share them with groups and find those of others. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Science becomes one big mash-up . </li></ul>
  12. 12. eScience - 21 st century <ul><li>Networked researchers in scale-free groups. Driven by openness?, community? </li></ul>
  13. 13. eSciDocDays <ul><li>eSciDoc is the result of a collaboration between the Max Planck digital library and FIZ Karlsruhe. </li></ul><ul><li>First eSciDocDays was held in 2008. There are about 120 attendees at this conference. </li></ul><ul><li>The goal of the project is building research environments. </li></ul><ul><li>The next steps in e-Science are integration of and navigation between sites, and how to provide deeper & broader insights. </li></ul>
  14. 14. eSciDocDays
  15. 15. eSciDocDays <ul><li>PubMan supports research organizations in the management, dissemination and re-use of publications and supplementary material. It can be used out-of-the-box within the eSciDoc infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>IMEJI An eSciDoc application to manage images together with their specific metadata. </li></ul><ul><li>AWOB awob.mpg.de </li></ul><ul><li>BW-eLabs youtu.be/gwQ0r-BuREU?hd=1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer-controlled nano-experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated data capture and storage to eSciDoc </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations: Q:130_MitarbeiterDemaine JeffreyPROJECTSeScience </li></ul>
  16. 16. eSciDoc implementation
  17. 17. eSciDoc implementation
  18. 18. eScience and iFQ <ul><li>Datasets are now citable: </li></ul><ul><li>Irino, T; Tada, R (2000): (Table A1) Major element and biogenic silica concentrations in ODP Hole 127-797B sediments. Geological Institute, University of Tokyo , doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.726528. In Supplement to: Irino, Tomohisa; Tada, Ryuji (2000): Quantification of aeolian dust (Kosa) contribution to the Japan Sea sediments and its variation during the last 200 ky. Geochemical Journal , 34(1) , 59-93. </li></ul><ul><li>Richer metadata allows new kinds of analysis </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size (# data points) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. eScience challenges <ul><li>Who pays for this? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenAccess model all over again </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible ? the IT guys don’t care about your metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What are the rewards ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preserving data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing in silico experiments (software) </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. eScience carrot vs. stick <ul><li>Joint declarations, Feb 2010: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>American Naturalist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal of Evolutionary Biology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Molecular Ecology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heredity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And others… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>This journal requires, as a condition for publication, that data supporting the results in the paper should be archived in an appropriate public archive, such as GenBank, TreeBASE, Dryad, or the Knowledge Network for Biocomplexity. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/full/10.1086/650340 </li></ul>
  21. 21. eScience challenges <ul><li>Security / confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise – subject authority </li></ul><ul><li>No way to search for datasets in WoS/Scopus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DOIs not parsed into DB </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Issues with eScience <ul><li>Taking it too far? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do we really want to preserve everything ? </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Vielen Dank für Ihre Aufmerksamkeit! [email_address] Vorname Nachname 01/2010 Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance