rethinking digital    research      kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @digitalsci  wolfram data summit
text text   text
discovery       management             the “social”
discovery &  delivery
changes at the  workbench
annotation &  curation
social &administrative
significant(and somewhat silly)gaps still exist
what we know, is   research.
research is changing   (as is the research workflow)       text text             text
discovery is still  sub-optimal.
still the starting point
specific DBs no better (in this case, likely worse)
name disambiguation103-90-2254-465-14-(Acetylamino)phenol4-13-00-01091 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)4-Acetaminophenol4-Hy...
streamline  search
our definition of“data” is changing.  (or, at least, is long overdue to.)
mix of digital and analog mediumsCC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
the non-digital
the non-digital parameters
ordering             +        processingthe non-digital
protocolsparameters misc. lit
trackingexpirationcalibration
wasted ...   $$$   time resource
our practices are  limiting us. (and in some cases, harming.)
3 Gb/year
9 Gb/PhD3 Gb/year
30,000,000 Gb/all*    9 Gb/PhD    3 Gb/year                * roughly
how much made available?   30,000,000 Gb/all*       9 Gb/PhD       3 Gb/year                  * roughly
make stupidly simple... and part of the process.
“ Non-reproducible single  occurrences are of no significance to science. “                - Karl Popper
rethink the way we rank researchers.  (the big, hairy “social” issue.)
“    What Des-Cartes did was a good    step. You have added much several      ways, & especially in taking ye         colo...
locked in old mechanisms.
“Right now were going through a Cambrian explosion of metrics.”                       - Johan Bollen                  Natu...
there’s been a drastic spike in terms of        sheer volume and type
citation / impact factor              h - indexweighted citations (eigenfactor, sjr)     “betweenness centrality”         ...
difficult to ...      harmonisetrack /maintain / map      understand  (even still measure)
administrators /     funders as influencers   drivers ofbehavioral change
we’re battlingtradition, not just   technology.
www.digital-science.comkaitlin@digital-science.com        @kaythaney
"Rethinking Digital Research" - Wolfram Data Summit
"Rethinking Digital Research" - Wolfram Data Summit
"Rethinking Digital Research" - Wolfram Data Summit
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  1. 1. rethinking digital research kaitlin thaney @kaythaney ; @digitalsci wolfram data summit
  2. 2. text text text
  3. 3. discovery management the “social”
  4. 4. discovery & delivery
  5. 5. changes at the workbench
  6. 6. annotation & curation
  7. 7. social &administrative
  8. 8. significant(and somewhat silly)gaps still exist
  9. 9. what we know, is research.
  10. 10. research is changing (as is the research workflow) text text text
  11. 11. discovery is still sub-optimal.
  12. 12. still the starting point
  13. 13. specific DBs no better (in this case, likely worse)
  14. 14. name disambiguation103-90-2254-465-14-(Acetylamino)phenol4-13-00-01091 (Beilstein Handbook Reference)4-Acetaminophenol4-Hydroxyacetanilide4-Hydroxyanilid kyseliny octoveAcetamide, N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-Acetamide, N-(p-hydroxyphenyl)-Acetanilide, 4-hydroxy-APAPN-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetamidN-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetamideN-(4-Hydroxy-phenyl)-acetamideN-(4-Hydroxyphényl)acétamideN-(4-Hydroxyphenyl)acetanilideN-(p-hydroxyphenyl)acetamideN-Acetyl-4-aminophenolN-Acetyl-p-aminophenol ... and the list goes on ...
  15. 15. streamline search
  16. 16. our definition of“data” is changing. (or, at least, is long overdue to.)
  17. 17. mix of digital and analog mediumsCC-BY-2.0 - Plaxco Lab - http://www.flickr.com/photos/34857812@N04/
  18. 18. the non-digital
  19. 19. the non-digital parameters
  20. 20. ordering + processingthe non-digital
  21. 21. protocolsparameters misc. lit
  22. 22. trackingexpirationcalibration
  23. 23. wasted ... $$$ time resource
  24. 24. our practices are limiting us. (and in some cases, harming.)
  25. 25. 3 Gb/year
  26. 26. 9 Gb/PhD3 Gb/year
  27. 27. 30,000,000 Gb/all* 9 Gb/PhD 3 Gb/year * roughly
  28. 28. how much made available? 30,000,000 Gb/all* 9 Gb/PhD 3 Gb/year * roughly
  29. 29. make stupidly simple... and part of the process.
  30. 30. “ Non-reproducible single occurrences are of no significance to science. “ - Karl Popper
  31. 31. rethink the way we rank researchers. (the big, hairy “social” issue.)
  32. 32. “ What Des-Cartes did was a good step. You have added much several ways, & especially in taking ye colours of thin plates into philosophical consideration.If I have seen further it is by standing on ye shoulders of Giants. “ - Isaac Newton, 1676
  33. 33. locked in old mechanisms.
  34. 34. “Right now were going through a Cambrian explosion of metrics.” - Johan Bollen Nature 465, 864-866 (2010) | doi:10.1038/465864a
  35. 35. there’s been a drastic spike in terms of sheer volume and type
  36. 36. citation / impact factor h - indexweighted citations (eigenfactor, sjr) “betweenness centrality” alt-metrics, etc.
  37. 37. difficult to ... harmonisetrack /maintain / map understand (even still measure)
  38. 38. administrators / funders as influencers drivers ofbehavioral change
  39. 39. we’re battlingtradition, not just technology.
  40. 40. www.digital-science.comkaitlin@digital-science.com @kaythaney

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