It’s Friday! Snack on some tidbits.
- In the “didn’t anyone teach you to show your work in grade school?” department, we have NIWA unable to justify official temperature record, as well as the radical notion of using actual data to gauge the effectiveness of review boards in stopping unethical research.
- In the “open is not a panacea” department, we have Nat Torkington rethinking open data, or at least its funding models (hat tip to Trevor Muñoz), and JISC’s Clarion project trying to convince principal investigators that sharing data is a useful thing to do.
- In the “let’s kill all the lawyers” department, we have troubling privacy questions about the sharing of personal genome data, and on a happier note, the wonderful Panton Principles for making data properly open and reusable once the decision to share them has been made.
- In the first-principles department, the redoubtable Carole Palmer tells us that data need to be curated. AAAS wonders who’s going to do the work, and JISC comes up with a good-practice guide for those willing to dive in.
- In the tools-and-toys department, we have Stuart Lewis building a SWORD library in PHP aimed at making quick, easy, even one-off repository-deposit tools. I am all in favor!
As always, tag a delicious link with “trogool” or leave a comment here if you have something tidbit-worthy. Thanks!