Tag Archives: open data

GigaByte helping the fight against Vector-Borne diseases with data

- June 14, 2022

disease vectors data

New GigaByte series of vector-borne diseases data papers just out, including mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks, and kissing bugs, supported by GBIF and the WHO

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Vectors of data awards: acknowledging the entire data sharing food web

- February 4, 2022

We are pleased to see the 2022 Junior Research Parasite Award go to Jack Pilgrim for his work published last year in GigaScience, so here we highlight the ecosystem of awards acknowledging different parts of the research cycle.

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Open imaging data to assist AI in the COVID-19 fight. Q&A with Dominic Cushnan

- November 25, 2021

National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database

We have an author Q&A with Dominic Cushnan, Head of Artificial Intelligence (Imaging) for NHSX, on his Data Note on the National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database.

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GigaByte call for data papers describing datasets on vectors of human diseases

- November 17, 2021

GigaScience Press partnering with GBIF are supported by TDR (hosted at the wHO), to release a special issue for publication of new datasets presenting biodiversity data for research on vectors of human diseases.

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Update on Updates. GigaByte’s new article type to speed up science

- June 15, 2021

Update article logo

We have an update on the Update article, GigaByte’s new article type to speed up the sharing and communication of science through allowing publication of data and software versions that are immediately useful to the community.

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Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing: A Report on the NASEM Workshop

- May 26, 2021

changing culture of data sharing

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) hosted the virtual workshop “Changing the Culture of Data Management and Sharing”. Here we have a write-up of the event.

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Ukraine Genome Survey Adds Missing Pieces to Human Diversity Puzzle

- January 13, 2021

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The Ukraine Genome Project finds quarter of the genetic variation in Europe, dramatically increasing information on population diversity and medical genetics.

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COVID-19 Data-Sharing Hero Wins GigaScience Prize

- November 11, 2020

ICG-15 Prize

Prof Zhang Yongzhen is winner the 2020 ICG-15 GigaScience Prize for Outstanding Data Sharing during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Last month was the 10th year we’ve attended our co-publisher BGI’s annual ICG (International Conference on Genomics) gathering, and the 3rd time we have presented a prize at the meeting.

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Guest Blog: Data in the time of Coronavirus, Pt. 2

- April 12, 2020

COVID-19 data

With ongoing the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic providing us with unprecedented insight into the progression of a disease outbreak, and unprecedented time in the lock down to turn us all into armchair epidemiologists. This includes near real-time sharing and analysis of genomics data through platforms like nextstrain, and of ways to view the infection, mortality and […]

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Guest Blog: Data in the time of Coronavirus

- February 4, 2020

Coronavirus data forcasting

With much of the GigaScience team spanning the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and now confined to remote working, the current 2019-novel coronavirus outbreak has been particularly disruptive and close to home. As with previous WHO “public-health emergency of international concern” such as Ebola and Zika, data has provided a potent tool in fighting both the outbreak, and […]

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