A Genome Blogger Manifesto - Revisited

Genome blogging refers to the sharing of experiences, results and data relative to a person’s genome. Normally, the information shared belongs to the blogger him/herself, but at times it belongs to other people (related or not) who provide their explicit consent to share ...

Repositive Community Hits 1000 Users

Cambridge, 6 March 2017 ... The number of users of the Repositive platform has now reached over 1000 globally, which includes users from pharma, biotech and academia. Repositive is a software company developing novel tools to improve discovery and access to human genomic data, offering a ...

EBI Metagenomics – an open resource for the analysis, archiving and exploration of metagenomic datasets

Special thanks to Alex Mitchell, the content and curation coordinator for the InterPro and EBI Metagenomics databases, for writing this guest blog post The term ‘metagenomics’ describes the simultaneous analysis of the collective genomes of microbes present in a sample from a given environment, such ...

How do we encourage the doubtful to try Open Research?

On 24/11/2016 the Moore Library at the University of Cambridge hosted the OpenCon2016 Cambridge satellite event - OpenConCam. This was a one-day event that brought together a wide spectrum of 'Open' enthusiasts - people who are interested in and passionate about open access, ...

Why reuse publicly available human genomic data?

Recently I published a series of blog posts on sharing genomic data. They were mostly about the experiences our users had had when submitting their data to various genomic data repositories. However, in the first post I went into some detail about why researchers should ...