Tag Archives: DOI

Authorship Down. Tackling Misguided Incentives.

- January 14, 2019

Appropriate authorship

Assuring Appropriate Authorship. In our day-to-day work at GigaScience many of the most common and reoccurring problems we keep encountering relate to appropriate authorship. In this “publish or perish” world of science, getting authorship right is of course important. There are many issues that underlie the appropriateness of authorship, but fortunately there are internationally recognised […]

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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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Open Data Publishing Goes New Zealand: A Cross Posting For Creative Commons Aotearoa

- February 10, 2015

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Our New Zealand based Commissioning Editor, Nicole Nogoy, was asked by Creative Commons Aotearoa (New Zealand) to write a guest blog on open licensing from a Kiwi perspective. Being big users and fans of their licenses we were happy to oblige. Now posted on their website, thanks to the wonder of open CC-BY licensing, we […]

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Publish Data: Fight World Hunger

- May 29, 2014

3000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Available on World Hunger Day Yesterday marked the publication in GigaScience of the first data from the 3,000 Rice Genomes Project, a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), and BGI; as well as a commentary from the Directors of these […]

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The Early Earthworm Catches on to Full Data Release

- May 19, 2014

New research and data published in GigaScience and PLOS ONE provides complete open access to detailed 3D images of earthworms To quote the American cartoonist Gary Larson: all things play a role in nature, even the lowly worm—but perhaps never in such a visually stunning way as that presented in two papers published last week […]

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The Latest Weapon in Publishing Data: the Polar Bear

- 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 […]

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The difficulties sharing neuroscience data: can data publishing help?

- 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 […]

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New in GigaScience: the Squishome

- March 27, 2013

Insect goo aids biodiversity research Apologies to Jonathan Eisen (see Badomics in the journal), but today in GigaScience we publish a new “squishomics” approach for assessing and understanding biodiversity, using the slightly wacky sounding method of combining DNA-soup made from crushed-up insects and the latest sequencing technology. This bulk-collected insect goo has the potential to […]

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First methylated nematode genome and other new datasets in GigaDB

- 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. […]

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Big-science goes local: democratization of sequencing demonstrated by the parrot genome

- September 28, 2012

A Grassroots Funding effort in Puerto Rico enables genome sequencing of the critically endangered Puerto Rican parrot The rationale and scope for GigaScience has been to cover and provide a home for the growing number of studies producing and handling large-scale biological data, and this “big-data” data bonanza is not just due to well funded […]

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