Posts by Year

2017

A discussion about Open Access

3 minute read

Last week, Richard Poynder (@RickyPo on Twitter) organised an informal get together around open access (OA), that was attended by researchers, publishers and...

I won’t be Bullied Into Bad Science!

6 minute read

This is the content of my talk at OpenConCam, the OpenCon satellite meeting in Cambridge, presented on the 16 November 2017. The slides are available here.

September data champions meeting

5 minute read

The Data Champions Initiative was set up as a way to promote best practice in terms of data management within the University departments and institutes, and ...

Supporting those that support Open Research

6 minute read

The Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) is the main structure that focuses on all matters related to open research at the University of Cambridge. It sta...

Research outputs management plans

1 minute read

During the talk about early career researchers’ view on modern and open scholarship I presented at the Research Data Management Forum 2017 in London, I descr...

Open science and open science

3 minute read

A recent discussion on twitter about Open Sciences made me think about how Open Science can be intimidating, alienating and unwelcoming at times.

Open Research Project, first thoughts

6 minute read

I am proud to be one of the participants in the Wellcome Trust Open Research Project (and here). The call was initially opened in December 2016 and was pitch...

2016

MSnbase contributors 2010 - 2016 2017

4 minute read

MSnbase (or here on GitHub) (Gatto and Lilley, 2010) is one of my main software projects. I started working on the package when I moved to Cambridge in 2010....

Some brief advice on data analysis

3 minute read

Following up from the Quantitative Proteomics and Data Analysis course, where in animated a discussion table about Inspection, visualisation and analysis of ...

2015

The Fibonacci Sequence

4 minute read

Here’s another post inspired by some python code, this time about the Fibonacci sequence by Stuart Mumford.

Authorship, trust and open science

4 minute read

The publish or perish crisis has led to a situation where, quite understandably, being named on a paper is more important than the actual contribution. As a ...

The steep learning curve

2 minute read

TL;DR The bloody steep learning curve is just a silly excuse and will only result in keeping [computer|programming|stats|…] literacy low in life sciences. St...

Open data info session

2 minute read

Earlier today, I attended an information session about Open Data presented by Marta Teperek from the Research data management team (@CamOpenData) at the Univ...

Git Svn

2 minute read

From my old Git(hub) notes…