NoB Hackathon and Mark2Cure status update

The NoB Hackathon starts at 6:00pm today! Don’t forget to register before you go: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/network-of-biothings-hackathon-tickets-14117741545  The programmer behind Mark2Cure has made incredible progress in setting up the tutorial and basic infrastructure of the site and is now busy improving the landing page and overall usability of the site. Plans for the first experiment...
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NoB Hackathon

The Network of Biothings is aiming to alleviate the problem of too much information using a number of different approaches such as: Crowdsourcing Natural Language Processing Citizen science Microtask markets Professional biocuration Scientific publishing Open Innovation Challenges With resources already devoted to (and making incredible progress on) some of the citizen science aspects...
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Too much information part 2

We’ve posted a lot about the growing amount complex biomedical research and omics data that needs to be organized, integrated, and analyzed in order to be effectively applied. Similar issues apply to the growing volume of growing volume of biomedical research publications that take an increasing amount of time for researchers to thoroughly examine. The Net work of BioThings aims to:...
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Finding buried treasure in shifting sand

The problem of keeping up with scientific literature is not new. In 1986, information scientist, Don R. Swanson, published an article about mining the wealth of knowledge buried in academic literature. In his article, “Undiscovered public knowledge”, Swanson investigated information that was not readily available simply because individual biomedical research papers were (and in many ways still...
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Winner of the BioThings DBP contest!

In order to find a Driving Biological Project which would help propel the Network of BioThings forward, the Su lab had a contest with a $500 prize which ended on June 30th. The contest entries were judged by Drs. Su, Dumontier, Evelo, and Bader. Although each of the entries considered for the prize were excellent, the winning entry was posted by Mark Fortner.     All the entries were very good....
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NoB DBP contest end

The NoB DBP contest has ended. Thank you for your thought-provoking entries. The judges will be looking at the entries carefully and the results will be posted as soon as a winner is decided.
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