Scott Edmunds - September 7, 2017
With the current annual data creation rate estimated to be in the tens of zettabytes, the flood of information currently being generated in every area of human life is crashing up against limited data storage solutions. However, DNA, which serves as a storage system for biological information, has been proposed as a potential means to […]
Nicole Nogoy - May 4, 2017
Passiflora, commonly known as Passion Vines or Passion Flowers is a genus encompassing around 500 species, all of which exhibit such huge variation in leaf shape. To further understand the unique diversity of Passiflora leaves, a recent paper published in GigaScience, presents a morphometric analysis and unique open dataset encompassing over 3,300 leaves from 40 […]
Nicole Nogoy - September 29, 2016
Here is a Q&A with the first author of our first camera trap dataset published in our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Taylor shares his thoughts on why he’s so interested in the endangered blunt-nosed leopard lizard, the usefulness of camera traps in ecology, as well as challenges with big data.
Scott Edmunds - July 19, 2016
David Johnson and the PhenoMeNal consortium have a guest posting on their efforts in building an open, community-supported, e-infrastructure for medical metabolomics data, and how they are seeking community feedback on the requirements for the data infrastructures needed.
Nicole Nogoy - June 7, 2016
Nicole Nogoy - April 26, 2016
Chris Lortie is an integrative ecologist (NCEAS, Santa Barbara, USA and York University, Canada) and is a co-Guest Editor of our Data-Intensive Ecology series. Here, he shares his views on a few challenges and solutions in contemporary ecology as the field moves into the big-data era.
Nicole Nogoy - March 15, 2016
In support of Brain Awareness Week, we have asked Cameron Craddock, Director of the Computational NeuroImaging Lab, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research and Director of Imaging, Child Mind Institute, to write a blog highlighting open science in neuroimaging, and to announce our upcoming publication of the 2015 Brainhack Proceedings and the Brainhack Thematic Series. BioMed Central are also highlighting some of the amazing benefits of brain research and showcasing the progress being made by researchers around to world. Learn more here.
Nicole Nogoy - March 13, 2016
The genomics community has been held up as an exemplar in data sharing practices since the human genome project, but the metabolomics community is catching up fast, with the Metabolights database being the fast growing repository at the EBI. In this light, GigaScience has been actively involved in reaching out and engaging with the metabolomics […]
Nicole Nogoy - December 14, 2015
Last Christmas we gave you our heart; okay forget George Michael – we gave you beautiful imaging data sets, Virtual Machines, BYO data parties, GigaGitHub, more open peer review plus much more. However, in 2015 GigaScience has delivered anything but less, with more technical developments and exemplar papers published – GigaScience continues to push the […]
Scott Edmunds - 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.