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Creative Commons and Hope — How Open Access Journals Helped Me in a Dark Time

I’m bad with linear time. Sometime about two months ago, my daughter was four months old. She was healthy and happy and life was good for our family. When we brought her in for her four-month vaccination, I asked our

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Science Without Open Data Isn’t Science

A new position paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has generated a lot of controversy among some scientists… Continue reading on Medium »

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What can global temperature data tell us?

(This article was first published on Radford Neal’s blog » R Programming, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Debates about anthropogenic climate change often centre around data on changes in global temperatures over the last few decades. There are good scientific

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10 Big Data Use Cases Everyone Must Read

What do you think of when you think of “big data”? For many, it’s a nebulous term that invokes images of huge server farms humming away. Or perhaps you think of receiving some kind of personalized advertisement from a retailer.

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Habits and open data: Helping students develop a theory of scientific mind

(This article was originally published at BayesFactor: Software for Bayesian inference, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.) This post is related to my open science talk with Candice Morey at Psychonomics 2015 in Chicago; also read Candice’s new post on the pragmatics:

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Who’s afraid of Open Data

Cartoon by John R. McKiernan, downloaded from: http://whyopenresearch.org/gallery.html I was at a small conference last year, catching up on gossip over drinks, and somehow the topic moved on to journals, and the pros and cons of publishing in different outlets.

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Science is best when the data is an open book

Data needs to be an open book if science is to be made more reliable. Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr, CC BY-SA It was 1986, and the American space agency, NASA, was reeling from the loss of seven lives. The space shuttle Challenger

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Natural History Museum: ‘We hope people will discover new species with our open data’

By digitising and releasing its collection of 80 million specimens for anyone to access, NHM engages people around the world to discover, analyse and even 3D print them In the run up to the ODI Summit on 3 November, we

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7 Questions Every Data Scientist Should Be Answering for Business

    Business professional of all levels have asked me over the years what is it that I should know that my Data Science department may not be telling me. To be candid, many Data Scientist operate in fear wondering

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China announcement on big data promotion to transform social governance

China’s Cabinet, the State Council publishes guidelines to promote the opening and sharing of government data to improve governance, boost innovation  and promote economic restructuring, with the aim of forging a new model of social governance. A mechanism will be

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