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The Importance of Annotation: A Q&A with Hypothes.is Director of Biosciences, Maryann Martone

- December 1, 2015

Maryann Martone is Director of Biosciences for Hypothes.is and current President of FORCE11, an organization advancing scholarly communication. She tells us about a new open annotation tool, Hypothes.is, and why the ability to annotate scholarly objects is so important.

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GigaScience Gets a Service. What’s new in GigaDB?

- November 26, 2015

After a solid year of behind-the-scenes efforts, the latest version of our GigaDB database rolled out last month. While superficially it may not look that different, a lot has changed under the hood. To explain more our Lead Curator Chris Hunter talks through some of the main feature changes.

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Brooding Brittle Star Babies. Q&A with Jannes Landschoff

- November 17, 2015

Q&A with Jannes Landschoff, first author on our latest Data Note presenting 100GB of high-resolution 3D data from live-bearing brittle stars. Jannes tells us about how he became interested in brittle star copulation, the advantages of using micro computed tomography in morphology studies, and gives an African perspective on the challenges of dealing with big-data.

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Sharing Genomic Data in the Precision Medicine Era

- October 9, 2015

GigaBlog covers human genomic data, from the ASHG meeting in Baltimore to our “Hacking the human genome” event in Hong Kong.

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#peerrevwk15 News: Crediting our Amazing Reviewers with DOIs

- October 1, 2015

That Was The Review Week That Was If you’ve seen the #peerrevwk15 hashtag on social media, you may have noticed this week is the first ever Peer Review Week. Like Open Access Week in a few weeks time (watch this space for some events we’ll be participating in) this is a great opportunity to throw […]

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Putting credit back into the hands of researchers

- September 28, 2015

Today, GigaScience launched a project providing an alternative way to give authors credit for their work, contributing more to collaboration, transparency and better data. Amye tells us more about what this is and how it works.

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Neuroinformatics Gets Tropical Down Under

- September 16, 2015

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What does Neuroinformatics and The Great Barrier Reef have in Common? Both are faced with challenges and comprise of beautiful colourful entities that should be freely accessible and shared. This year’s International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF) Neuroinformatics 2015 meeting was held in the northern tropical Queensland city of Cairns, Australia. With coral reefs and the […]

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Fermenting a Reproducible Research Revolution

- July 30, 2015

With greater awareness in the difficulties in making scientific research more reproducible, numerous technical fixes are being suggested to move publishing away from static and often un-reproducible papers to more reproducible digital objects that better fit 21st century technology. New research demonstrates one potential approach through publishing open data and code in containerized form using docker, and also allowing scientists to tackle climate change, through better understanding of the production of biofuels.

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Birthdays and Homecomings at ISMB-ECCB in Dublin

- July 19, 2015

More on our birthday and bioinformatics adventures in Dublin for the annual gathering of the worlds compuational biology community: ISMB

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Open Bioinformatics in The Irish Free Software State

- July 12, 2015

BOSC2015 has in Dublin has just ended, so we look back over the meeting at some of the talks we enjoyed, and projects we have participated in.

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