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Adventures in public data.

Zaharevitz DW - J Cheminform (2011)

Bottom Line: We, the Editors, wish to make clear however that this is an exception that we made because we would like to preserve the temporal unity and message of this set of publications.Insisting on a formal publication would have meant losing this historical account as part of the thematic series of papers or disrupting the series.We hope that this will find the consent of our readership.

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Affiliation: National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. zaharevd@mail.nih.gov.

ABSTRACT
This article contains the slides and transcript of a talk given by Dan Zaharevitz at the "Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future" symposium held at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry on 2011-01-19. A recording of the talk is available on the University Computing Service's Streaming Media Service archive at http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1095515 (unfortunately the first part of the recording was corrupted, so the talk appears to begin at slide 6, 'At a critical time'). We believe that Dan's message comes over extremely well in the textual transcript and that it would be poorer for serious editing. In addition we have added some explanations and references of some of the concepts in the slides and text. (Charlotte Bolton; Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge) EDITORIAL PREFACE: The following paper is part of a series of publications which arose from a Symposium held at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Peter Murray-Rust. One of the motives of Peter's work was and is a better transport and preservation of data and information in scientific publications. In both respects the following publication is relevant: it is about public data and their representation, and the publication represents a non-standard experiment of transporting the content of the scientific presentation. As you will see, it consists of the original slides used by Dan Zaharevitz in his talk "Adventures in Public Data" at the Unilever Centre together with a diligent transcript of his speech. The transcribers have gone through great effort to preserve the original spirit of the talk by preserving colloquial language as it is used at such occasions. For reasons known to us, the original speaker was unable to submit the manuscript in a more conventional form. We, the Editors, have discussed in depth whether such a format is suitable for a scientific journal. We have eventually decided to publish this "as is". We did this mostly because it was Peter's wish that this talk was published in this form and because we agreed with his notion that this format transmits the message just as well as a formal article as defined by our instructions for authors. We, the Editors, wish to make clear however that this is an exception that we made because we would like to preserve the temporal unity and message of this set of publications. Insisting on a formal publication would have meant losing this historical account as part of the thematic series of papers or disrupting the series. We hope that this will find the consent of our readership.

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Mentions: (Figure 21) So I call it, Peter says something sometimes about 'take back our scholarship', I say 'take responsibility for our scholarship': insist the data supporting publications be accessible, useable, documented and complete, and recognise adhering to this standard. Is what science is, it's not an add-on, it's not an extra burden from on high. I claim if you don't understand your data well enough to export it, you don't understand your data well enough to use it, and it's in all scientists' interests to prevent sloppy scholarship. I don't think anybody in the research community benefits from the mess of the genomic signature paper, whether you were directly a part of it or not. I work in the molecular library. There is, and again this is indirectly a tribute to Peter, the ethos and the setup of how data was handled in the molecular library. I strongly argued for [this] and my arguments were influenced by Peter's, but the idea is to make sure that from the beginning the data was released as soon as it was verified. But you need to budget for it and you need to work at it and administratively you need to keep at these people to do it and it's been constant: it works but it doesn't 'just happen'.


Adventures in public data.

Zaharevitz DW - J Cheminform (2011)

Take responsibility for our scholarship.
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Figure 21: Take responsibility for our scholarship.
Mentions: (Figure 21) So I call it, Peter says something sometimes about 'take back our scholarship', I say 'take responsibility for our scholarship': insist the data supporting publications be accessible, useable, documented and complete, and recognise adhering to this standard. Is what science is, it's not an add-on, it's not an extra burden from on high. I claim if you don't understand your data well enough to export it, you don't understand your data well enough to use it, and it's in all scientists' interests to prevent sloppy scholarship. I don't think anybody in the research community benefits from the mess of the genomic signature paper, whether you were directly a part of it or not. I work in the molecular library. There is, and again this is indirectly a tribute to Peter, the ethos and the setup of how data was handled in the molecular library. I strongly argued for [this] and my arguments were influenced by Peter's, but the idea is to make sure that from the beginning the data was released as soon as it was verified. But you need to budget for it and you need to work at it and administratively you need to keep at these people to do it and it's been constant: it works but it doesn't 'just happen'.

Bottom Line: We, the Editors, wish to make clear however that this is an exception that we made because we would like to preserve the temporal unity and message of this set of publications.Insisting on a formal publication would have meant losing this historical account as part of the thematic series of papers or disrupting the series.We hope that this will find the consent of our readership.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: National Cancer Institute/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. zaharevd@mail.nih.gov.

ABSTRACT
This article contains the slides and transcript of a talk given by Dan Zaharevitz at the "Visions of a Semantic Molecular Future" symposium held at the University of Cambridge Department of Chemistry on 2011-01-19. A recording of the talk is available on the University Computing Service's Streaming Media Service archive at http://sms.cam.ac.uk/media/1095515 (unfortunately the first part of the recording was corrupted, so the talk appears to begin at slide 6, 'At a critical time'). We believe that Dan's message comes over extremely well in the textual transcript and that it would be poorer for serious editing. In addition we have added some explanations and references of some of the concepts in the slides and text. (Charlotte Bolton; Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge) EDITORIAL PREFACE: The following paper is part of a series of publications which arose from a Symposium held at the Unilever Centre for Molecular Informatics at the University of Cambridge to celebrate the lifetime achievements of Peter Murray-Rust. One of the motives of Peter's work was and is a better transport and preservation of data and information in scientific publications. In both respects the following publication is relevant: it is about public data and their representation, and the publication represents a non-standard experiment of transporting the content of the scientific presentation. As you will see, it consists of the original slides used by Dan Zaharevitz in his talk "Adventures in Public Data" at the Unilever Centre together with a diligent transcript of his speech. The transcribers have gone through great effort to preserve the original spirit of the talk by preserving colloquial language as it is used at such occasions. For reasons known to us, the original speaker was unable to submit the manuscript in a more conventional form. We, the Editors, have discussed in depth whether such a format is suitable for a scientific journal. We have eventually decided to publish this "as is". We did this mostly because it was Peter's wish that this talk was published in this form and because we agreed with his notion that this format transmits the message just as well as a formal article as defined by our instructions for authors. We, the Editors, wish to make clear however that this is an exception that we made because we would like to preserve the temporal unity and message of this set of publications. Insisting on a formal publication would have meant losing this historical account as part of the thematic series of papers or disrupting the series. We hope that this will find the consent of our readership.

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