Tag Archives: Q&A

Publishing Citizen Science Data: Q&A with the Hong Kong Jellyfish Project

- May 20, 2024

Hong Kong Jellyfish Project

Today we publish a new Data Release presenting a dataset of jellyfish sightings collected by citizen scientists from 2021 through 2023 within Hong Kong waters. This is the first example where our curation team have worked with a Citizen Science project to share their observations in the GBIF biodiversity database. Here we have a Q&A […]

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A Decade of FAIR – and what next? Q&A on FAIR workflows with the Netherlands X-omics Initiative

- January 14, 2024

FAIR workflows

Marking the 10th anniversary of the formulation of the FAIR principles, we have one of our GigaBlog Q&A’s with Peter-Bram ‘t Hoen, Alain van Gool, Anna Niehues and Casper de Visser from the Netherlands X-omics Initiative and Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, authors of a new paper on publishing FAIR workflows. Giving us their […]

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Archiving blogs, pt. 2: The GigaBlog Top of the Pops

- September 19, 2023

Top of the Pops

In the process of going back through our more than 300 posts over 12-years of blogging we thought we would highlight our favourites in a Top of the Pops style countdown.

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Selective sequencing on a shoestring: the $300 HARU system

- July 4, 2023

This week GigaScience published a cost-effective, open source  hardware/software solution for selective sequencing, using the Nanopore Minion device and a tiny $300 device that is “two times faster than a 30,000 $ 36-core server, at a fraction of power consumption”.

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Addressing the challenges of sharing computational workflows with Yevis. Q&A with Tazro Ohta.

- March 6, 2023

Yevis screenshot

We have an author Q&A and video abstract with Tazro Ohta where he gives some insight into archiving workflows and his new Yevis platform.

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AI Opportunities for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Q&A with Henry Szechtman

- October 20, 2022

Q&A with Henry Szechtman on his new study providing enormous amounts of rat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder data, comprising 11.1TB of videography from >2 years of continuous recording .

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Not all species are equal: Using the h-index to quantify taxonomic bias (author Q&A)

- August 16, 2022

The h-index is a metric that was invented to summarise the publication output and impact of researchers. In a new GigaScience article, authors from the University of New South Wales (Australia) adopt the controversial metric to explore systematic differences in research interest (taxonomic bias), using mammals as an example.

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Publishing Citizen Science data to fight against mosquito borne diseases

- May 31, 2022

Citizen Scientists share and publish Mosquito Alert data as part of our GigaByte (& GBIF & TDR supported) series on vector-borne diseases.

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Opening access and exploring sepsis in an Intensive Care database. Q&A with Tom Edinburgh

- March 15, 2022

Author Q&A with Tom Edinburgh on his new GigaByte paper presenting Sepsis-3 criteria in AmsterdamUMCdb, an Intensive Care database.

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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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