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Simplifying how scientists share data

January 3, 2020

Data is often at the heart of science – researchers track velocities, measure light coming from stars, analyze…
Using EHRs to Track Hospital-Acquired Infection

October 25, 2017

In a first for hospital infection control, the UC San Francisco Health Informatics team has used electronic health…
Wide-Open accelerates release of scientific data by automatically identifying overdue datasets

June 9, 2017

Advances in genetic sequencing and other technologies have led to an explosion of biological data, and decades of…
The push for more clinical research data sharing is paying off

August 5, 2016

In an ideal medical research landscape, clinical data would quickly be made available to all public and private…
Digitizing every fish species in the world

July 20, 2016

Nearly 25,000 species of fish live on our planet, and a University of Washington professor wants to scan…
Massive Trove of Battery and Molecule Data Released to Public

June 14, 2016

The Materials Project, a Google-like database of material properties aimed at accelerating innovation, has released an enormous trove…
Evolutionary ‘probables’ a positive step

May 18, 2016

Rice University scientists have advanced their method for determining the most likely ways genes have evolved over eons,…
Brain bank data expands on dementia, aging, injury

April 27, 2016

A collaboration of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Group Health has expanded online resources…
Heading Off Mass Extinction

April 25, 2016

To prevent a new mass extinction of the world’s animal and plant life, scientists need to understand threats…
Powerful Machine-Learning Technique Uncovers Unknown Features of Important Bacterial Pathogen

January 21, 2016

A powerful new machine-learning technique can be applied to large datasets in the biological sciences to uncover previously…
Tissue Cartography

November 3, 2015

Today’s state-of-the-art optical microscopes produce voluminous three-dimensional data sets that are difficult to analyze. Now, two postdoctoral scholars…
A “Dropbox” for Structural Biologists

October 22, 2015

Doing science these days involves generating data—often a lot of data. Doing excellent science requires making the data…
1000 Genomes: A rich profile of genetic diversity

October 1, 2015

A project to survey genetic information from across the world has completed its final phase, after analyzing the…
Geospatial experts author e-book, make analyzing remotely sensed images more accessible

August 24, 2015

To broaden access to a comprehensive education in geographical information systems (GIS), three College of Natural Resources and…
EIA’s new energy visualization widget embeds interactive charts and maps on any website

June 16, 2015

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s new energy visualization widget allows users to display interactive visualizations of current energy…
New Tracking Tool for Pathogen Investigators

June 12, 2015

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) veterinary medical officer Jean Guard has developed a cost-effective diagnostic tool and dataset for…
Uncovering foodborne outbreaks using the latest technology

May 22, 2015

In the future it will be possible to uncover cases of foodborne disease and solve many more outbreaks…
NOAA announces new Deepwater Horizon oil spill searchable database web tool

May 6, 2015

A new online tool developed by NOAA  to manage and integrate the massive amounts of data collected by…
Walter Piegorsch: UA’s Wizard of Odds Does the Math

February 16, 2015

The BIO5 statistics expert has co-authored a one-stop shop for everything related to calculating uncertainty and probability, offering…
U.S. Releases Shuttle Land Elevation Data to Aid Global Climate Resilience

September 24, 2014

High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the…
MIT and Harvard release de-identified learning data from open online courses

June 3, 2014

A research team from Harvard University and MIT has released its third and final promised deliverable — the…
IceBridge Mission Contributes to New Map of Antarctica

June 10, 2013

A new dataset called Bedmap2 gives a clearer picture of Antarctica from the ice surface down to the…
Meeting the Computing Challenges of Next-Generation Climate Models

April 3, 2013

Remember when a megabyte (10^6 bytes) seemed like a lot of data? Then a gigabyte (10^9) became routine. Now…
Enabling the Technical-Basis for Evacuation Planning of High-Rise Buildings

March 18, 2013

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are stepping up the pace for designing safer…
Speeding algorithms by shrinking data

November 16, 2012

A new approach to processing ‘big data’ creates succinct representations of huge data sets, so that existing algorithms…
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