Every time I do a tidbits post, I think to myself, "gosh, that was a lot of tidbits; I'll never fill up the queue again."
Every time, I'm wrong.
- The climate-data scandal staggers on: Gavin Baker has another great summary post, from which I particularly appreciated the Climategate article. We also have a climate skeptic who won't show his work. For a list of freely-available sources of climate data, see RealClimate or the Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network.
- High-profile flu data leads to bizarrely childish behavior. One hopes that data-sharing norms will eventually put a stop to resource-wasting nonsense like this.
- A typically breezy report on the data deluge from Wired. I winced at the headline too, but the article's not bad.
- Insight into digital preservation of research output in Europe (PDF). Skim the Key Findings, helpfully placed at the beginning, if you do nothing else. I was impressed by the organizational pragmatism of the publishers surveyed.
- The Association for Research Libraries recently did a survey of its members about their e-science efforts. One result is this handy and helpful list of planning and program documents. Environmental scan in a box! (Disclaimer: I answered the survey on behalf of MPOW in consultation with others, and a couple of documents from MPOW are listed on this ARL page.)
- BMJ asks for more transparency about drug data
(ironically, in a non-open-access editorial).
- Au secours! More existing datasets losing funding, such that their continued existence is in doubt. We need an academic Archive Team (warning: language may be NSFW) desperately.
- Jennifer Rohn asks for lab heads to heed the welfare of their students and postdocs with regard to data sharing. Usefully sobering for open-data and open-notebook-science advocates.
- The New York Times fetes Jim Gray, Microsoft e-science guru. This is a good article for those new to the whole idea of data-driven science or data curation.
- Fellow SciBling John Wilbanks is one of my favorite speakers. See him on a panel at Columbia about open data.
Happy holidays to those celebrating them.
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The BMJ editorial is, in fact, OA (as are all BMJ editorials). It just shows an excerpt by default, but there's no paywall to get to the full text.
My mistake! I'll correct it, thanks.