Tag Archives: open data

iMicrobe: Fostering Community-Driven Science and Data Discovery. Q&A with Bonnie Hurwitz

- August 2, 2019

In this data-driven era, research is faced with new challenges, from sharing, storing and accessing data, including how to better integrate data to answer big questions in science. With many data repositories available, it is hard to maintain them all – some repositories are forced to close – meaning loss of access to invaluable datasets.  […]

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Power to the People and Their Data – The Open Humans Way. Q&A with Bastian Greshake Tzovaras and Mad Price Ball

- June 27, 2019

In the data driven era, not only in research but in our day-to-day lives, people are creating more and more personal digitized data that enables human-participant research in social sciences and personalized medicine. However, with numerous data streams and types this raises concerns such as how to merge and share such data, as well as […]

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GigaBlog meets Gigantum: Guest Post from Tyler Whitehouse, Dean Kleissas and Dav Clark

- June 20, 2019

At GigaScience as our focus is on reproducibility rather than subjective impact, it can be challenging at times to judge this in our papers. Targeting the “bleeding edge” of data-driven research, more and more of our papers utilise technologies, such as Jupyter notebooks, Virtual Machines, and Containers such as Docker. Working these tools in to […]

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Citizen Science goes mainstream. Back at the UN with the Citizen Science Global Partnership.

- March 29, 2019

Citizen Science at UNEA4

Citizen Science at UNEA4 As GigaScience has the aim of opening and democratising science as far as it can go, we even work towards the involvement of non-professional “citizen scientists” in the scientific process. Regular readers of this blog and journal will have seen the many crowdfunded and educational community genome projects we have promoted […]

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GigaScience at ESRIC Super-Resolution Clinic

- March 4, 2019

Super-Resolution Clinic

The diffraction limit of a microscope hinders the ability to see single molecules as the optics do not allow the researcher to distinguish between two fluorescently labelled molecules that are less than 200nm apart. As a means of overcoming this barrier, super-resolution microscopy utilises various tricks to go beyond the diffraction limit and image sub-cellular […]

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Planetary Genomes. Creating a Digital Botanical Garden.

- January 28, 2019

Botanical Garden Genome

Our Biggest Dataset Yet. Oh, Ruili? A new Data Note provides genome sequencing data that effectively triples the number of plant species with available genome data. This mammoth amount of work comes on the back of the growing efforts of the scientific community to sequence more plant genomes to aid in understanding their complex evolution […]

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Meet the GigaScience ICG Prize Winner, Pt. 2: Lisa Johnson Q&A

- December 14, 2018

ICG prize winner

Yesterday we published the winning paper of the second GigaScience prize, with additional detail and coverage in GigaBlog describing why we and the judging panel found it so novel. This was an impressively case study in reproducibility, reassembling & reannotating around 700 microbial eukaryotic transcriptomes to demonstrate this approach can aid in revealing new biologically relevant […]

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Democratising Data: The African Orphan Crops Consortium & International Data Week

- December 7, 2018

Democratising Data

Pressing Challenges for the Global Research Community Continuous growth of the world population is expected to double the worldwide demand for food by 2050. Eighty-eight percent of countries currently face a serious burden of malnutrition, especially in Africa and South-East Asia. To diversify and stabilize global food supply, enhance agricultural productivity and tackle malnutrition, greater […]

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Phenomics: from under the gum trees to the world – the 5th International Plant Phenotyping Symposium down under

- October 17, 2018

  Having just attended our first plant phenomics conference – it was great to learn how far the field has progressed and how rapidly it continues to progress with the advancement of new technologies for high-throughput phenotyping. The greater plant phenomics community is trying to collect and define sets of physical and biochemical traits belonging […]

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GigaScience Wins 2018 PROSE Award for Innovation in Publishing

- May 4, 2018

GigaScience Prose Award

We at GigaScience are pleased to have won the 2018 the PROSE Award for Innovation in Journal Publishing in the multidisciplinary category, as innovation has been a key element in our goal to change how scientific publishing is done. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has been giving awards for 42 years to recognize distinguished professional […]

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