Open access Anthropocene folk ding @Elseviersciences for jumping on their bandwagon: Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery Posted on December 30, 2012 They say imitation is the sincerest form of...
The Open Government Partnership blog launched in April 2012 and has since featured 48 guest bloggers and had 13,000 unique visitors — so we’d like to say a big thank you for your support and that we’re really looking forward to you visiting and contributing in 2013.
I’ve talked a lot recently about how there’s an information war currently being waged on consumers by companies that troll the internet and collect personal data, search histories, and other “attributes” in data warehouses which then gets sold to the highest bidders.
The open data portal was meant to inspire developers to build applications and guide public debate on development. My contention is that journalists have a greater role to play in ensuring that open data remains relevant.
MOTIVATION: Cell populations are never truly homogeneous; individual cells exist in biochemical states that define functional differences between them. New technology based on microfluidic arrays combined with multiplexed quantitative polymerase chain reactions (qPCR) now enables high-throughput single-cell gene expression measurement, allowing assessment of cellular heterogeneity. However very little analytic tools have been developed specifically for the statistical and analytical challenges of single-cell qPCR data.
Focus PSI re-use is in the process of reaching a certain degree of maturity and uptake. However, this uptake differs significantly between Member States, PSI domains and stakeholders. The ePSIplatform Conference will therefore be aimed at those that should embark, but have (partly) failed to do so far: "Gotcha! – getting everyone on board".
A list of open access computer science journals (i.e. computer science journals with free articles). The list may include some journals which are partially open access (with most articles being available for free).
You can improve upon this in various ways, you show customer names on hover letting you target specific users, you could make it a motion chart so you can see if the activity grows gradually or in spikes, you could add a third dimension by either colouring the circles or changing the shape (to denote price plan or camera type for example). You can do any of these things once you’re confident you’re asking the right questions, and that you’re not just looking to make pretty charts. To quote Jason Fried, It’s better to be clear than to be clever.
Andrew Stott, Member of UK Cabinet Office’s Transparency Board and former Deputy CIOof UK Government, talks to FutureGov about user-driven public sector information re-use, the benefits for individual departments, and common pitfalls to avoid.
Irina Radchenko's insight:
While research has provided strong indicators of the socio-economic benefits of open government, implementing that strategy has not been easy.
PLOS Biology is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that features works of exceptional significance in all areas of biological science, from molecules to ecosystems, including works at the interface with other disciplines.
In 2012, technology-accelerated change around the world was driven by the wave of social media, data and mobile devices. In this year in review, we look back at some of the stories that mattered here at Radar and look ahead to what’s in store for 2013.
Irina Radchenko's insight:
There are 10 trends from 2012:
1. Social media 2. Open source in government
3. Responsive design 4. Free speech online 5. Open mapping 6. Data journalism 7. Privacy and security
8. Networked politics 9. Open data 10. Open government