Form Submission: Session, Poster, Demo Submission

Demo/Poster Number

Hawthorne
58

Contact Information
First Name: 
Scott
Last Name: 
Edmunds
Session Information
Presentation Title: 
Enhancements to the GigaScience Integrated Data and Research Object Publishing Pipeline
Description: 
In the era of computation and data driven research, traditional methods of disseminating research are no longer fit-for-purpose. New approaches for disseminating data, methods and results are required to maximize knowledge discovery. As datasets get larger and more challenging to disseminate, one approach is to focus more on the compute and interactive research objects such as containers and virtual machines. Publishing more technically challenging and dynamic parts of the research cycle will require more transparent and interactive approaches to review, annotate, and credit the hard work of those assessing them, particularly to avoid the growing challenges of the replication crisis. GigaScience is an open-access, open-data journal tailored for the era of large-scale biological data. Using the data handling infrastructure of the genomics center BGI, GigaScience links standard manuscript publication with an integrated database (GigaDB) that hosts all associated data and provides additional analysis tools and computing resources. In addition, the supporting workflows and methods are also integrated. GigaDB has released many new and previously unpublished datasets and data types, and the latest version has a number of new and improved features. Along with a raft of major under-the-bonnet changes to the data structure, submission wizard, a new search function and results display, and the integration of the Hypothes.is web-annotation tools have all been implemented. Web forms integrate the manuscript and data peer review process with Publons, linking and crediting the peer reviews with DataCite DOIs. Protocols.io is also being merged with the data curation process to streamline the process for authors to enter their methodologies in the collaborative protocol-centered repository. Other “executable” research objects such as workflows, virtual machines, docker containers and software snapshots from several GigaScience articles have been archived and shared in the most open, reproducible, transparent and usable formats possible.
Presenter Information
Same As Contact: 
Yes
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
ORCID ID: 
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6444-1436
Contributors
First Name: 
Scott
Last Name: 
Edmunds
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
Project Role: 
Editor
First Name: 
Nicole
Last Name: 
Nogoy
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience
Project Role: 
Editor
First Name: 
Peter
Last Name: 
Li
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
Project Role: 
Lead Developer
First Name: 
Chris
Last Name: 
Hunter
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
Project Role: 
curator
First Name: 
"Jesse" Si Zhe
Last Name: 
Xiao
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Hong Kong
Project Role: 
Database Developer
First Name: 
Laurie
Last Name: 
Goodman
Organization/Affiliation: 
GigaScience/BGI Shenzhen
Project Role: 
Editor