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Large-Scale Data Sharing in Biological Research In response to requests from the large-genome sequencing scientific community, the Wellcome Trust sponsored an international meeting in January 2003 to discuss pre-publication data release. Held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the meeting primarily brought together representatives of the producers of large-genome sequence data, the users of such data, funding agencies and scientific journals. The Wellcome Trust supports the recommendation made at the meeting for high-throughput, large-genome projects, which we consider to be community resource projects. Typically these will be multicentred, multifunded and international projects such as the Human Genome Project and the Mouse Genome Project. The Trust is pleased with the outcome of the meeting and the reaffirmation of the Bermuda Principles as regards large-genome sequencing projects.

How and why you should manage your research data: a guide for researchers Engaging with the research data management process at your institution can provide benefits for you as well as your students, other researchers, your institution, and your external collaborators and partners. Your research data is crucial as it is the evidence base for your research findings. Your research data is also a valuable resource that will have taken a great deal of time and money to create. There are a number of very good reasons why research data should be managed in an appropriate and timely manner and they are associated with the reasons for sharing data.

Public Health Information & Data Tutorial The Public Health Information and Data Tutorial provides instruction for members of the public health workforce on issues related to information access and management. There are no copyright restrictions on the contents of this tutorial and users are free to adapt or duplicate any portion. The contributors and authors of this tutorial’s content represent city, county, state and federal agencies. They establish clear connections to recognized competencies in public health and provide examples representing much of the diversity inherent in the practice of public health. Learning objectives:

Toronto Stmt: Prepublication Data Sharing Nature 461, 168-170 (10 September 2009) | doi:10.1038/461168a; Published online 9 September 2009 Open discussion of ideas and full disclosure of supporting facts are the bedrock for scientific discourse and new developments. Traditionally, published papers combine the salient ideas and the supporting facts in a single discrete 'package'. Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis The chart below originally accompanied our story 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis, but I'm continuing to update it as I cover additional tools. Newest additions are toward the table bottom. Features: You can sort the chart by clicking on any column header once to sort in ascending order and a second time to sort by descending (browser JavaScript required). Skill levels are represented as numbers from easiest to most difficult to learn and use:

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality Mission The Quality Indicators (QIs) are measures of health care quality that use readily available hospital inpatient administrative data. AHRQ develops Quality Indicators to provide health care decisionmakers with tools to assess their data. Papers/Articles (General) Table of contents Oldest --> newest addition Making Access to Astronomical Software More EfficientAstronomical Software Wants To Be Free: A ManifestoPublish your computer code: it is good enoughTalking Amongst Ourselves - Communication in the Astronomical Software CommunityComputational science: ...Error …why scientific programming does not compute A Journal for the Astronomical Computing Community?

Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Systems Algorithmic Bias in Library Discovery Systems More and more academic libraries have invested in discovery layers, the centralized “Google-like” search tool that returns results from different services and providers by searching a centralized index. The move to discovery has been driven by the ascendence of Google as well as libraries' increasing focus on user experience. Unlike the vendor-specific search tools or federated searches of the previous decade, discovery presents a simplified picture of the library research process. It has the familiar single search box, and the results are not broken out by provider or format but are all shown together in a list, aping the Google model for search results. Discovery's promise of a simple search experience works for users, more often than not.

Doodling, Sketching and 'Mind Mapping' as Learning Tools The broad concept of “drawing to learn” is gaining respect and popularity from classrooms to boardrooms. As Sunni Brown says in her TED talk, posted below, there has long been “a powerful cultural norm against doodling in settings where we are supposed to learn something,” but doodling — and its more formal cousins “sketchnoting,” “visual notetaking” and “mind mapping” — might instead be considered powerful and interesting ways to “help yourself think.” Below, the latest in our Skills and Strategies series, which takes skills that students need and strategies that teachers can use across the curriculum and matches them to New York Times content. If you try any of the ideas below with something from The Times, let us know by emailing us a photo of your drawing at, or by tweeting us at @nytimeslearning.

Harnad, S. (2001) The self-archiving initiative Unlike the authors of books and magazine articles, who write for royalty or fees, the authors of refereed journal articles write only for 'research impact'. To be cited and built on in the research of others, their findings have to be accessible to their potential users. From the authors' viewpoint, toll-gating access to their findings is as counterproductive as toll-gating access to commercial advertisements.

Keeping Up With... Research Information Management Systems This edition of Keeping Up With… was written by Marlee Givens. Marlee Givens is Strategic Initiatives Manager at the Georgia Tech Library, email: What are Research Information Management Systems? In a 2014 blog post, Lorcan Dempsey (OCLC Vice President, Membership and Research, Chief Strategist) wrote about Research Information Management Systems (RIMS) as a potential new service category for libraries. RIMS collect and store structured data about faculty research and scholarly activities for one institution, with the intention of repurposing the information in a variety of ways. Academic institutions in the U.S. and Canada are implementing systems such as Activity Insight, Pure, Converis, and Symplectic Elements, which track publications and scholarly activities of faculty.