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University College London and Elsevier launch UCL Big Data Institute

University College London and Elsevier launch UCL Big Data Institute | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it
In new innovation hub, researchers will explore new technologies and analytics to help scientists find relevant information faster

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Eligibility for Assistance and Projected Changes in Coverage Under the ACA: Variation Across States

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Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It

Scientific Data Has Become So Complex, We Have to Invent New Math to Deal With It | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it

Simon DeDeo, a research fellow in applied mathematics and complex systems at the Santa Fe Institute, had a problem. He was collaborating on a new project analyzing 300 years’ worth of data from the archives of London’s Old Bailey, the central criminal court of England and Wales. Granted, there was clean data in the usual straightforward Excel spreadsheet format, including such variables as indictment, verdict, and sentence for each case. But there were also full court transcripts, containing some 10 million words recorded during just under 200,000 trials.

 

“How the hell do you analyze that data?” DeDeo wondered. It wasn’t the size of the data set that was daunting; by big data standards, the size was quite manageable. It was the sheer complexity and lack of formal structure that posed a problem. This “big data” looked nothing like the kinds of traditional data sets the former physicist would have encountered earlier in his career, when the research paradigm involved forming a hypothesis, deciding precisely what one wished to measure, then building an apparatus to make that measurement as accurately as possible.

 

“In physics, you typically have one kind of data and you know the system really well,” said DeDeo. “Now we have this new multimodal data [gleaned] from biological systems and human social systems, and the data is gathered before we even have a hypothesis.” The data is there in all its messy, multi-dimensional glory, waiting to be queried, but how does one know which questions to ask when the scientific method has been turned on its head?


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Arjen ten Have's curator insight, October 9, 2013 2:48 PM

This is not as much work for math, here is where it gets interesting, where it really becomes INTERdisciplinary rather than MULTI. The same for Bioinformatics. We are developing tools to correct for instance MSAs, very simple tricks that deal with the complexity. The biologist has to explain the math guy what he wants. It is not about new math, it is about flexibility!

Mark Waser's curator insight, October 10, 2013 4:53 PM

I dislike the title and the initial thrust but the article is well worth reading by the end.

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ImpactStory awarded $300k NSF grant!

ImpactStory awarded $300k NSF grant! | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it
We're thrilled to announce that we've been awarded a $297,500 EAGER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how automatically-gathered impact metrics can improve the reuse of research s...

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✎ Paperpile >> A simple web-based reference manager ✍

✎ Paperpile >> A simple web-based reference manager ✍ | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it

 

Paperpile is a web-based reference manager that helps you to collect and organize your research papers in Chrome and stores your PDFs in Google Drive.

 

 

✎ ✎ Features ✍:

✎ Built for Chrome and Google Apps ✍

✎ Smart, simple interface ✍

✎ Your PDFs organized – on all your devices ✍

✎ Write your papers in Google Docs ✍

✎ Your browser optimized for research ✍

 

✎ A modern reference manager ✍

✎ Paperpile is a web-app and browser extension for Chrome.

✎ It's always up-to-date — no manual software to install.

✎ Works great on Mac, Windows and Linux.

✎ Sign in securely with your Google account.

✎ Enjoy a streamlined interface with keyboard shortcuts.


✎ Collect papers ✍
✎ Add references directly from: Google Scholar, PubMed, ArXiv, Google search results, Twitter feed, Google+ and hundreds of supported journal sites.

✎ Quickly search for papers online from within Paperpile.

✎ Lookup DOIs and PubMed identifiers.

✎ Manually add references through an intuitive form.

I✎ mport references from BibTeX or RIS files.

✎ Add PDF files and Paperpile will find the meta-data automatically.

✎ Automatically migrate your complete library from Mendeley or Zotero.

 

✎ Organize papers ✍
✎ Add labels to papers.

✎ Style your labels for easy visual identification.

✎ Quickly filter through hundreds of labels.

✎ Organize papers in folders that can be organized hierarchically.

✎ Add stars to papers to create a temporary list of favorites, e.g. to quickly find them on your mobile device.

✎ Add personal notes to papers.

 

✎ Find papers within your library ✍
✎ All your papers are presented in a spacious scrollabel stream.

✎ Quickly navigate using mouse or keyboard.

✎ Real-time search for title, authors, journal name, year, abstract and notes.

✎ One-click filters for labels, folders, authors, journal, reference type and other characteristics.

✎ Combined with search, these filters help you quickly find the one paper you were looking for.

 

✎ Manage and export reference data ✍
✎ 17 reference types and dozens of sub-types.

✎ Look-up and fix data automatically.

✎ Add a batch task to auto-update several papers at once.

✎ Automatically fix journal names and add correct abbreviations for more than 37,000 journals.

✎ Whenever possible, abstracts are collected and stored with the reference.Identify and resolve duplicates automatically.

✎ Format references as BibTeX with many options to customize the output.

✎ Copy BibTeX to the clipboard through keyboard shortcuts.

✎ Copy formatted references to the clipboard in thousands of different citation formats.

 

✎ Manage and sync PDFs and supplementary files ✍
✎ Automatically download PDFs from hundreds of supported publisher sites.

✎ The easiest way to get your PDFs.

✎ Attach PDFs and other files via the Chrome right-click menu or the Paperpile button.

✎ No need to download the file manually first — send it directly to your library.

✎ Add PDFs directly from Google search results.

 

✎ Could not find a PDF elsewhere? ✍

✎ Let Paperpile google it for you.Local copies of your files are stored within Chrome so they open instantly for viewing.Seamless sync to Google Drive.

 

✎ With all your files on your Google Drive, you can access them from any computer or mobile device.

 

✎ Cite papers and create bibliographies in Google Docs ✍
✎ Insert citations as fast as you can type with the Paperpile button or keyboard shortcut.

✎ Search for new papers to cite directly from within Google Docs.

✎ Build up your library while you are writing your paper.

✎ Look up PubMed identifiers or DOIs and convert them to citations.

✎ Collaborate with your colleagues in real-time and add citations from different users' libraries to one document.

✎ Also co-authors who don't use Paperpile can view and edit the meta-data of citations.

✎ Format your citations and bibliography in thousands of different journal styles (via citationstyles.org).

 

 

✎✎ Collect and organize your research papers in Chrome ✍: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/paperpile-extension/bomfdkbfpdhijjbeoicnfhjbdhncfhig

 

 

 

✎✎ The beauty of scientific papers - Design trends of the past 350 years:

A Blog about scientific publishing and academic productivity brought to you by the folks at Paperpile. 

Paperpile is a new web-based reference manager, hat helps you to collect and organize your research papers in Chrome and stores your PDFs in Google Drive:

http://blog.paperpile.com/2013/06/the-beauty-of-scientific-papers.html ;

 

 

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✎ Paperpile will become available first week of October at an introductory price of $2.99/month for academic users ✍

 

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The Data Scientist Shortage: Video Discussion with icrunchdata - Business 2 Community

The Data Scientist Shortage: Video Discussion with icrunchdata - Business 2 Community | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it
The #DataScientist Shortage - Video Discussion with @icrunchdata: http://t.co/QWukibKuH5 by @PlottingSuccess
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The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations

The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it

The assessment of scientific publications is an integral part of the scientific process. Here we investigate three methods of assessing the merit of a scientific paper: subjective post-publication peer review, the number of citations gained by a paper, and the impact factor of the journal in which the article was published. We investigate these methods using two datasets in which subjective post-publication assessments of scientific publications have been made by experts. We find that there are moderate, but statistically significant, correlations between assessor scores, when two assessors have rated the same paper, and between assessor score and the number of citations a paper accrues. However, we show that assessor score depends strongly on the journal in which the paper is published, and that assessors tend to over-rate papers published in journals with high impact factors. If we control for this bias, we find that the correlation between assessor scores and between assessor score and the number of citations is weak, suggesting that scientists have little ability to judge either the intrinsic merit of a paper or its likely impact. We also show that the number of citations a paper receives is an extremely error-prone measure of scientific merit. Finally, we argue that the impact factor is likely to be a poor measure of merit, since it depends on subjective assessment. We conclude that the three measures of scientific merit considered here are poor; in particular subjective assessments are an error-prone, biased, and expensive method by which to assess merit. We argue that the impact factor may be the most satisfactory of the methods we have considered, since it is a form of pre-publication review. However, we emphasise that it is likely to be a very error-prone measure of merit that is qualitative, not quantitative.

 

Eyre-Walker A, Stoletzki N (2013) The Assessment of Science: The Relative Merits of Post-Publication Review, the Impact Factor, and the Number of Citations. PLoS Biol 11(10): e1001675. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001675


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6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare

6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it

CIO — BOSTON—The increasing digitization of healthcare data means that organizations often add terabytes' worth of patient records to data centers annually.

At the moment, much of that unstructured data sits unused, having been retained largely (if not solely) for regulatory purposes. However, as speakers at the inaugural Medical Informatics World conference suggest, a little bit of data analytics know-how can go a long way.

 

It isn't easy, namely because the demand for healthcare IT skills far outpaces the supply of workers able to fill job openings, but a better grasp of that data means knowing more about individual patients as well as large groups of them and knowing how to use that information to provide better, more efficient and less expensive care.

Feature: 13 Healthcare IT Trends and Predictions for 2013

Here are six real-world examples of how healthcare can use big data analytics.

1. Ditch the Cookbook, Move to Evidence-Based Medicine

Cookbook medicine refers to the practice of applying the same battery of tests to all patients who come into the emergency department with similar symptoms. This is efficient, but it's rarely effective. As Dr. Leana Wan, an ED physician and co-author of When Doctors Don't Listen, puts it, "Having our patient be 'ruled out' for a heart attack while he has gallstone pain doesn't help anyone."

Dr. John Halamka, CIO at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, says access to patient data—even from competing institutions—helps caregivers take an evidence-based approach to medicine. To that end, Beth Israel is rolling out a smartphone app that uses a Web-based- drag-and-drop UI to give caregivers self-service access to 200 million data points about 2 million patients.

Analysis: Is Healthcare IT Interoperability (Almost) Here?

Admittedly, the health information exchange process necessary for getting that patient data isn't easy, Halamka says. Even when data's in hand, analytics can be complicated; what one electronic health record (EHR) system calls "high blood pressure" a second may call "elevated blood pressure" and a third "hypertension." To combat this, Beth Israel is encoding physician notes using the SNOMED CT standard. In addition to the benefit of standardization, using SNOMED CT makes data more searchable, which aids the research query process.

 

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d-Wise 's curator insight, April 25, 2013 11:36 AM

An interesting explanation as to why clinical data standards and adverse event naming conventions early on in clinical research are sooo important

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Visualizing Article Performance -- Altmetrics Searches for Appropriate Display

Visualizing Article Performance -- Altmetrics Searches for Appropriate Display | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it
The design and construction of article performance measures can reveal deeply held biases.
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Smarter Healthcare

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IBM uses Big Data to predict outbreaks of Dengue fever and Malaria (IBM uses Big Data to predict outbreaks of Dengue fever and Malaria | Smarter Healthcare http://t.co/TvkKm9Byz3)...
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Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science – Data Science Central

Top Languages for analytics, data mining, data science – Data Science Central | Medical Libraries - Data | Scoop.it
Which languages are used for Big Data analysis? http://t.co/4sJy8g2GIl
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