2017-12-07 NIH Data Commons Pilots kick off

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On 2017-12-07, the NIH Data Commons kicked off its Pilot Phase (stage 1), where a consortium that will collaborate to develop the key capabilities. The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms. This will be done… Read more »

2017-11-27 BioCompute Objects

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BioCompute Objects (BCO) is a community-driven project backed by the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) and George Washington University to standardize exchange of High-Throughput-Sequencing workflows for regulatory submissions between FDA, pharma, bioinformatics platform providers and researchers. Members of the Research Object team (Carole Goble, Stian Soiland-Reyes, Michael R Crusoe) have been collaborating closely with… Read more »

2017-10-24 Revamped ROHub portal officially released

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The completely renovated ROHub portal, developed by the EVER-EST project, includes a new and modern design, improved performance, plus a set of new features focused on improving the user experience. The ROHub was also presented at IEEE eScience Conference, described in the paper Towards a Human-Machine Scientific Partnership Based on Semantically Rich Research Objects.

2017-09-27 eLife Reproducible Portable Publications

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On 2017-09-27 I met with Naomi Penfold and Giuliano Maciocci from the journal eLife, Oliver Buchtala and Michael Aufreiter working on Substance, and Nokome Bentley doing Stencila. Our topic was the eLife/Substance/Stencila collaboration for a Reproducible Document Stack, and how that can relate to Research Objects and other Scholarly HTML initiatives. This blog post gives… Read more »

2016-05-18 Make Research Reproducible Again

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On 2016-05-18, Stian Soiland-Reyes presented Make Research Reproducible Again at the ELIXIR organized hackathon Tools, Workflow and Workbenches at Institut Pasteur in Paris. The hackathon had a very strong focus and presence for both bio.tools and Common Workflow Language, one of the activities was to explore how CWL metadata profile could relate to Research Object model,… Read more »

BagIt for transferring and archiving Research Objects

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BagIt is an Internet Draft that specifies a file system structure for transferring and archiving a collection of files, including their checksums and brief metadata. BagIt is commonly used by digital library communities for archival purposes, and is mandated by the Library of Congress for digital preservation. Research Object bundles are structured ZIP-files for serializes… Read more »

Research Objects at BOSC

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Norman Morrison presented Research Objects at BOSC including work on ‘Research Objects in the wild’, where Research Objects supported a reproducibility case study that was recently publish in PLOS One. This work was also presented at BOSC by Alejandra González-Beltrán from the ISA-team and you can get the slides here. You can read more about the… Read more »

Why publish and be so damned hard to find?

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Chris Parr from Times Higher Education Interviewed Prof Carole Goble at JISC Digifest. You can read and listen to Carole’s views on the lack of transparency about academic research methods by clicking on the links below. “Outdated practices and lack of simplicity result in ‘unfindable’ work, Carole Goble tells Jisc Digital Festival” Podcast Article

JISC Digifest Keynote

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Carole Goble gave a thought provoking keynote presentation at the JISC Digital Festival where she talked about www.researchobject.org. It was great to see that the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Scholarship) analogy was picked up by Chris Parr from Times Higher Education. You can find the talk live on the JISC website here. Goble's "tardis" of… Read more »