Force 11 Publications

Nicole Vasilevsky's picture

Recommended reporting guidelines for life science resources

By: Nicole Vasilevsky, Matthew H. Brush, Holly Paddock, Laura Ponting, Shreejoy J. Tripathy, Gregory M. LaRocca, Anita de Waard, Maryann Martone, and Anita Bandrowski, Yvonne Bradford, Ceri Van Slyke, Pascale Gaudet, Susanna-assunta Sansone, Melissa A. Haendel

PART I: Summary Reporting Guideline Checklist:

Introduction

Maryann Martone's picture

Publishing in the 21st century: Minimal (really) data standards

The following were a set of recommendations that arose from a workshop held at NIH in August 2010 as part of the Link Animal Models to Human Disease (LAMHDI), a database of animal models that allows cross-species searching. It is still relevant, although it probably needs updating, e.g., full URI's not just identifiers. Nevertheless, I believe it is still useful to consider the struggles that curators (and by extension, computers) have in identifying key entities within a scientific paper.

Publishing in the 21st century:  Minimal (really) data standards

Cameron Neylon's picture

From scarce narratives to abundant fragments and back again: Plotting a future for efficient scholarly communication

The research paper is a comfortable and familiar form of communication for researchers in
the sciences and humanities. The paper contains a narrative -- often actually two narratives:
a story about the findings themselves and a story about how those findings were discovered
and tested. Both of these stories are necessarily fictions. One is a model, a summary of the
findings, and all models are incomplete. The second will, by convention, pose a clearly defined
question which is in turn, clearly answered by data. This is of course never how the actual study