Research	
  Data	
  
Management	
  
LabTrove:	
  A	
  Researcher	
  Centric	
  Electronic	
  
Laboratory	
  Notebook	
  
	...
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
Intelligent	
  Open	
  Access	
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  Data	
  	
  	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
Science	
  is	
  
increasingly	
  
interdisciplinary	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
StructureGate	
  
The	
  academics	
  
media	
  profile!	
  
Methods	
  are	
  as	
  important	
  as	
  the	
  data	
  	
  ...
Faraday’s	
  laboratory	
  notebooks	
  
are	
  also	
  remarkable	
  in	
  the	
  amount	
  
of	
  detail	
  that	
  they...
Responsible	
  Researchers	
  
•  Educa&on	
  of	
  researchers	
  is	
  cri&cal	
  
– They	
  need	
  to	
  understand	
 ...
The	
  integrity	
  of	
  science	
  as	
  a	
  discipline	
  rests	
  
on	
  the	
  ability	
  of	
  scien;sts	
  to	
  r...
Infrastructures	
  -­‐	
  Architecture	
  
CollaboraOon	
  	
  
	
  
Sharing	
  	
  
	
  
Reuse	
  
CuraOon	
  
25	
  Feb	...
 
Electronic	
  
Laboratory	
  
Notebooks	
  
	
  
ELNs	
  
Comparison	
  with	
  
tradiOonal	
  paper	
  
notebooks	
  
	...
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...
The	
  LabTrove	
  story	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  
	
  	
  
	
  
hp://www.labtrove.org	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  201...
How	
  do	
  we	
  
communicate?	
  
•  Surprisingly	
  difficult	
  to	
  
explain	
  what	
  a	
  process	
  
involves	
  ...
LabTrove:	
  Easy	
  Communica;on	
  
IDCC	
  2014	
  
AutoTrove	
  from	
  Matlab	
  	
  
Computa;onal	
  processes	
  also	
  blog	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
  
BlogMyData	
  Project	
  -­‐	
  Godiva	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
Diversity	
  
and	
  
Disability	
  
LabTrove	
  Open	
  Notebooks	
  Mat	
  Todd’s	
  PZQ	
  Project	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
25	
  Feb	
  2014	
   IDCC	
  2014	
  
If	
  you	
  have	
  	
  a	
  plan	
  then	
  make	
  use	
  of	
  it!	
  
	
  
Just	
  like	
  the	
  UK	
  COSHH	
  safe...
DisseminaOon	
  
•  Methods	
  and	
  emphasis	
  varies	
  with	
  discipline	
  
– Journal	
  vs	
  Conference	
  
– Pur...
PublicaOon	
  
•  On	
  publicaOon	
  make	
  the	
  LabTrove	
  pages	
  open	
  and	
  link	
  
from	
  the	
  publicaOo...
ValidaOon	
  
•  Increasing	
  the	
  value	
  of	
  data	
  	
  
•  How	
  to	
  bring	
  all	
  the	
  necessary	
  info...
3D	
  Printers	
  
Change	
  in	
  the	
  whole	
  way	
  we	
  design	
  and	
  build	
  
Shared	
  Space?	
  
25	
  Feb	...
Archiving	
  of	
  data	
  
•  Experiments	
  are	
  oien	
  
repeated	
  
–  Data	
  stored	
  locally	
  on	
  a	
  
com...
Open	
  Source	
  -­‐	
  Hosted	
  Service	
  
•  LabTrove	
  is	
  Open	
  Source	
  free	
  to	
  download	
  
•  Clearl...
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International Digital Curation Conference Demo Talk LabTrove Digital Research Notebooks

  1. 1. Research  Data   Management   LabTrove:  A  Researcher  Centric  Electronic   Laboratory  Notebook     www.labtrove.org     25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  2. 2. 25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  3. 3. Intelligent  Open  Access  to  Data       25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  4. 4. Science  is   increasingly   interdisciplinary   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  5. 5. StructureGate   The  academics   media  profile!   Methods  are  as  important  as  the  data     25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  6. 6. Faraday’s  laboratory  notebooks   are  also  remarkable  in  the  amount   of  detail  that  they  give  about  the   design  and  setting  up  of   experiments,  interspersed  with   comments  about  their  outcome   and  thoughts  of  a  more   philosophical  kind.  All  are  couched   in  plain  language,  with  many  vivid   phrases  of  delightful  spontaneity….     Peter  Day,  ‘The  Philosopher’s  Tree:  A  Selection  of  Michael   Faraday’s  Writings’   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  7. 7. Responsible  Researchers   •  Educa&on  of  researchers  is  cri&cal   – They  need  to  understand  that  they  are  the  most   important  part  of  the  chain  that  creates  reliable   value  in  the  research  record   – They  are  the  best  place  people  to  record  an   accurate  account   – They  need  to  be  able  to  do  this  easily  and  see  the   value  to  themselves  in  doing  so   – LabTrove  makes  this  possible  –  it  does  not  impose   “the  best”  soluOon  but  allows  research  pracOce  to   evolve   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  8. 8. The  integrity  of  science  as  a  discipline  rests   on  the  ability  of  scien;sts  to  reproduce  the   claims  of  others.         While  none  of  the  organic  chemistry   journals  go  to  the  same  lengths  as  Organic   Syntheses,  where  each  procedure  must  be   reproduced  as  described  in  an  independent   laboratory  before  publica;on,  ……..       sufficient  detail  so  that  the  procedures  can   be  reproduced  and  provide  sufficient  data   to  establish  the  structures  …….       This  informa;on  is  necessary  for  the   review  process  ……  to  base  their   experiments  on  published  work.   Methods  are  as  important  as  the  data     25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  9. 9. Infrastructures  -­‐  Architecture   CollaboraOon       Sharing       Reuse   CuraOon   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  10. 10.   Electronic   Laboratory   Notebooks     ELNs   Comparison  with   tradiOonal  paper   notebooks     CommunicaOon   CollaboraOon   Sharing   Linking   CuraOng     •  Higher  Quality  Record   •  Natural  linking  to  data   and  external  resources   •  Easier  CollaboraOon   •  Improved  planning   •  Improved  discussions   •  Efficiency  gain  in   producOon  of   presentaOons/reports   •  Change  the  nature  of   Professor/Student   interacOons     25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  11. 11. 1980                                                            1990                                                            2000                                                            2010   CollaboraOon   SemanOcs   User  focus   Web  2.0   RS/1   PNNL   Smart  Tea   LabTrove   Trust  in  ELNs  for     IP  compliance   Developments  in   ELN  implementaOon     and  characterisOcs   Commercial  offerings   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  12. 12. The  LabTrove  story                 hp://www.labtrove.org   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  13. 13. How  do  we   communicate?   •  Surprisingly  difficult  to   explain  what  a  process   involves   •  Much  of  the  detail  is   assumed  to  be  understood   and  not  explicitly  discussed   •  This  is  where  the  mis-­‐ understandings  usually   arise.   If  you  can't  describe  what   you  are  doing  as  a  process,   you  don't  know  what   you're  doing.     W.  Edwards  Deming     Growing  need  for  the   global  (virtual)   equivalent  of  the     “Tea  Room”   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  14. 14. LabTrove:  Easy  Communica;on  
  15. 15. IDCC  2014   AutoTrove  from  Matlab     Computa;onal  processes  also  blog   25  Feb  2014  
  16. 16. BlogMyData  Project  -­‐  Godiva   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  17. 17. 25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014   Diversity   and   Disability  
  18. 18. LabTrove  Open  Notebooks  Mat  Todd’s  PZQ  Project   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  19. 19. 25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  20. 20. If  you  have    a  plan  then  make  use  of  it!     Just  like  the  UK  COSHH  safety  plans  are  ideal  basis  for   driving  an  Electronic  Laboratory  Notebook     With  a  liIle  extra  work  a  plan  becomes  a  useful  way  to   provide  context  for  the  digital  record  25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  21. 21. DisseminaOon   •  Methods  and  emphasis  varies  with  discipline   – Journal  vs  Conference   – Pure  vs  Applied   – Research  vs  ApplicaOon   •  Authorship  &  Acknowledgements   – Who  goes  on  the  paper?   – Who  is  menOoned  in  the  press  release?   – Do  you  acknowledge  the  technician?   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  22. 22. PublicaOon   •  On  publicaOon  make  the  LabTrove  pages  open  and  link   from  the  publicaOon  (direct  or  via  datacite  doi)     •  Select  and  export  LabTrove  entries  as  staOc  HTML  (or   XML)  to  archive  as  Journal  supplementary  data,  which   maintains  the  links  between  LabTrove  records   •  Provide  on  going  research  record  as  an  acOve  LabTrove   site  or  HTML  archive  web  site  to  align  with  RCUK  data   policies   •  Achieve  Intelligent  Access  (Royal  Society)  as  the  data   files  are  linked  to  by  LabTrove  posts  which  explain  how   and  why  they  exist  and  what  they  mean   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  23. 23. ValidaOon   •  Increasing  the  value  of  data     •  How  to  bring  all  the  necessary  informaOon   together  to  enable  appropriate  validaOon   •  Increasingly  difficult  &  expensive  to  achieve   •  Need  provenance  and  context   •  EssenOal  step  otherwise  just  a  collecOon  of   items     25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  24. 24. 3D  Printers   Change  in  the  whole  way  we  design  and  build   Shared  Space?   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  25. 25. Archiving  of  data   •  Experiments  are  oien   repeated   –  Data  stored  locally  on  a   computer  and  can’t  be   found   –  HandwriOng  can’t  be  read   –  Laboratory  notebooks  lost  or   damaged   –  Correct  data  not  recorded   first  Ome  round   hp://www.ecs.soton.ac.uk/regenesis/pictures   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  
  26. 26. Open  Source  -­‐  Hosted  Service   •  LabTrove  is  Open  Source  free  to  download   •  Clearly  sekng  up  yourself  incurs  setup  and   maintenance,  backup  and  support  costs!!   •  So  ideal  if  LabTrove  Service  is  provided  as  a   hosted  service  which  offers  support  24/7  help   •  Liberata  is  a  Janet  Broker  approved  provider   (meets  RCUK  requirements)     •  We  are  working  with  Liberata  to  provide  the   UK  HE  LabTrove  Service   25  Feb  2014   IDCC  2014  

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