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Soon Sci Foo!

A last very quick post before going on vacation (Swiss Alps…). In two weeks I will have the great privilege to attend the mythic SciFoo ‘un-conference’ at the Googleplex in Mountain View, California. Many ideas of exciting sessions are already circulating. I would just like to add my support to Cameron Neylon’s proposal for a discussion around the issue of building a ‘Science Data Commons’. The availability and ‘integrability’ of scientific data represent probably some of the major challenges in scientific communication and, obviously, I would be excited to see if, from the discussions at Sci Foo, some ideas will emerge on how scientific journals can take concrete and pragmatic steps to help making scientific data readily available in a useful form.

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    Cameron Neylon said:

    Thomas, great to have your support on this. Hopefully we’ll be able to put something together. With people from google, NPG, Science Commons, and us scientists all in one place I think this is a great opportunity to start mapping out a path forward

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