EMBL-EBI

Why you need an ORCID

The problem with names… Years ago, I remember looking at Facebook for the first time to set up an account and typing in “Jenny Cham” to see if there were other people already using the same name.  There were loads…

Latest bioinformatics sketchnotes…

Sketchnoting Science Stuff Last week I attended a couple of interesting bioinformatics seminars: one about the burgeoning EBI RDF platform (www.ebi.ac.uk/rdf/platform) was described by Andy Jenkinson of EMBL-EBI…   …and the other from Dr Lee Harland of Connected Discovery, who…

DNA Barcodes: measuring biodiversity on Earth

DNA barcodes and biodiversity

On Friday, I attended an interesting seminar on DNA barcoding by Dr. Paul Hebert, Director of the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Canada. I had a basic idea about how you might go about “barcoding” life on earth, but I didn’t…

Clinical Trial Data: Open For All?

Yesterday I attended a talk about clinical trial data, by Paul Houston of CDISC, Europe.  CDISC is the Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium.  This organisation looks into ways to make it possible for open access and interchange of clinical data. …