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Bioinformatics Require Better Data Sharing and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Lindsay Hock recently wrote for R&D Magazine, “The changing landscape of research today is forcing the bioinformatics community to seek a new level of data sharing and collaboration only made possible with new platforms. Data volumes are growing due to larger population studies, deeper sequencing coverage to detect variants with greater sensitivity…

Want Better Data Science? Collect More Data

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by Angela Guess Computer World contributor Lukas Biewald recently opined, “If you look at a data science job posting, chances are it will ask for experience with machine-learning techniques, statistical programming languages, nosql databases and maybe some visualization tools. If you look at the curriculum of the new data scientist ‘boot camps,’ the material will…

ODI Paper Asks, Who Owns Our Data Infrastructure?

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by Angela Guess The Open Data Institute (ODI) yesterday wrote, “Our data infrastructure is as important as our physical infrastructure. A strong data infrastructure will increase interoperability and collaboration, efficiency and productivity in public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Having the right conditions for data will benefit everyone. It will reduce transaction costs, grow…

Why Businesses Should Make Their Big Data Free

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by Angela Guess Jake Heller, CEO of Casetext recently wrote for Bloomberg, “Big data has been a technology trend for years now. But, as a business, the market for big data is in many ways in its infancy. True, companies have built serious businesses and services around big data. These include new startups like Sift…

A Chat with the White House’s First Chief Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Amrita Jayakumar recently wrote for the Washington Post, “DJ Patil, who was named the nation’s first chief data scientist last month, shares credit for coining the term “data science.” He is the latest Silicon Valley transplant to join the Obama administration, working under former Google executive Megan Smith, the White House’s chief…

How is Big, Open Data Transforming the University?

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by Angela Guess Not-for-profit organization Zocalo Public Square recently wrote in TIME, “Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource. In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it was going to put the university’s entire body of course materials online, for free. That meant…

A Look Inside the Open Data Platform Debate

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by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly recently wrote for Wikibon Premium, “The creation of the Open Data Platform has resulted in a pretty vigorous debate among industry players about the need (or not) for such an industry consortium to help speed Hadoop adoption in the enterprise. Rather than take up a lot of space detailing the…

CrowdFlower Launches New Open Data Initiative and Releases the World’s Largest Human-Curated Data Repository

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “CrowdFlower (www.crowdflower.com), the leading data enrichment platform for data scientists, today announced Data for Everyone (http://www.crowdflower.com/data-for-everyone), a new open data initiative that gives public access to thousands of dollars’ worth of Rich Data that is fully deduped, organized and cleaned by CrowdFlower’s people-powered platform…