Scott Edmunds - June 22, 2021
Following the publication of a new software citation guide we explain more the practicalities and importance of citing research software.
Scott Edmunds - 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.
Scott Edmunds - May 14, 2014
Being the largest land predator, the fearsome and enigmatic Polar Bear is seen by many as a powerful symbol to highlight of the threats to the environment through global warming. With a new publication on the Polar Bear genome out last week in Cell, they surprisingly are also an impressive example of how far data […]
Scott Edmunds - April 23, 2014
Today we have a guest posting from F1000’s Iain Hrynaszkiewicz covering the topic of medical data sharing One of the world’s most influential medical journals recently highlighted data sharing as an important issue to be addressed if we are to improve the quality of reporting of biomedical research. However, the journal may have overlooked strong […]
Scott Edmunds - February 28, 2014
Endorsing Data Citation Nicely timed for the Data Citation Principles workshop at the IDCC meeting in San Francisco yesterday, the finalized Joint Declaration of Data Citation Principles has just been posted on the Force11 website. We of course endorse these, as data citation is an area we have been promoting and practicing since our formation, […]
Scott Edmunds - May 9, 2013
Last week we published our first neuroscience data note containing 10GB of fMRI data hosted and integrated into the paper by a DOI to our GigaDB database. While we have published a number of genomics datasets and data notes (see the Puerto Rican Parrot genome data note and its associated data DOI), this is a […]
Scott Edmunds - December 27, 2012
With everyone in a reflective mood as the year comes to a close, one of the big scientific trends of 2012 has obviously been the high profile that open-access and more open methods of carrying out science has received. With the Elsevier boycott, UK Finch report, and launch of a number of innovative new schemes […]
Scott Edmunds - December 21, 2012
Regular reader of this blog will be aware of our efforts to promote data citation using digital object identifiers (DOIs), and this week, alongside Rebecca Lawrence from F1000 Research and Kevin Ashley from the Digital Curation Centre, our Editor in Chief Laurie Goodman has a correspondence in Nature strongly making this case. The motivation to […]
Scott Edmunds - October 17, 2012
The worm that turned (epigenetics) GigaDB, GigaScience’s associated database, has had a number of new datasets just added, many for data types previously not hosted. Today marks the publication of new research in our sister BMC journal Genome Biology shaking up the epigenetics field by shattering the assumption that DNA methylation is absent in nematodes. […]
Scott Edmunds - June 29, 2012
Lessons From the “Data Publication Spring”:, a write up of the DataCite Summer 2012 meeting in Copenhagen.