Two weeks ago Eva Amsen wrote in a thoughtful blog post:
There’s a gap between science and technology, and it’s growing.
Eva argues that – contrary to popular belief – there is actually a divide between science and technology. Scientists are on average not really comfortable using technology, and many computing tools aimed for scientists really miss the point of what scientists really care about.
Digital Science will focus on providing world-class software tools and services to scientists, managers and funders with the ultimate aim of making research more productive through the use of technology.
Initial products include the chemical text-mining tool SureChem Portal, the laboratory research management system BioData and the research information system Symplectic Elements. You might see some familiar faces when you look at the Digital Science team pictures.
As a big fan of using technology for science I am looking forward to what Digital Science will do in the coming months. I am particularly interested in their answer to the questions asked by Eva. Have they found a better way to understand what technologies scientists really want? Or are tools for digital science something that the majority of scientists don’t really care about?
DataCite Commons at your service
DataCite and the FREYA project partners are proud to announce the official launch of DataCite Commons today. DataCite Commons is the web interface to explore the PID Graph, formed by the publications, datasets, research software, ...
The DataCite GraphQL API is now open for (pre-release) business
DataCite DOIs describe resources such as datasets, samples, software and publications with rich metadata. An important part of this metadata is the description of connections between resources that use persistent identifiers (PIDs) ...
The Front Matter blog now uses DOIs
Yesterday I started registering DOIs for all Front Matter blog posts. I have registered 100 blog posts by now, and will have completed the registration process for all 450 blog posts on Monday. The DOIs are registered with Crossref which Front Matter joined in August. ...