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RE: Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences: progress, visions and challenges

From: Carl Taswell <ctaswell@telegenetics.net>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2008 12:41:38 -0700
To: <public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org>
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Apologies to anybody trying to reach me for omitting my contact information
on my previous message.

Please feel free to call me at the numbers below:

Carl Taswell, MD, PhD
8 Gilly Flower Street
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Tel: 949-481-3121
Mob: 916-616-4939



-----Original Message-----
From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Carl Taswell
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 9:14 AM
To: public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Cc: 'Barry Smith'
Subject: RE: Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences:
progress, visions and challenges

Hi,

I'd like to add the PORTAL-DOORS project (see attached reprint with errata)
to the list of projects contributing to development of a cyberinfrastructure
for the biomedical sciences.

I'm actively working on an implementation of the PORTAL-DOORS design, and
welcome any comments, criticisms, collaboration...

Carl


-----Original Message-----
From: public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org
[mailto:public-semweb-lifesci-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Duncan Hull
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 8:26 AM
To: public-semweb-lifesci
Cc: Scott Marshall
Subject: Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological sciences:
progress, visions and challenges


Hello

A new paper in Nature Reviews Genetics that talks about semantics in various
contexts in the life sciences, might be of interest to this list...

Stein, L. D. (2008). Towards a cyberinfrastructure for the biological
sciences: progress, visions and challenges. Nat Rev Genet, 9(9):678-688.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nrg2414

(Sorry, this is not generally accessible, closed-access publishing, but a
wiki-fied version is linked to below)


Abstract: Biology is an information-driven science. Large-scale data sets
from genomics, physiology, population genetics and imaging are driving
research at a dizzying rate. Simultaneously, interdisciplinary
collaborations among experimental biologists, theorists, statisticians and
computer scientists have become the key to making effective use of these
data sets. However, too many biologists have trouble accessing and using
these electronic data sets and tools effectively. A 'cyberinfrastructure' is
a combination of databases, network protocols and computational services
that brings people, information and computational tools together to perform
science in this information-driven world. This article reviews the
components of a biological cyberinfrastructure, discusses current and
pending implementations, and notes the many challenges that lie ahead.

One of the potentially interesting things about this paper is ...

http://blogs.nature.com/wp/nascent/2008/08/wikiwikiwah.html

http://nrgwiki.nature.com/cyberinfrastructureforbiology/show/HomePage

..... it is accompanied by a wiki-version which they (Nature Publishing
Group) are encouraging users to contribute to.

Duncan

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