Over at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon poses a challenge to readers following on Jonathan Eisen's Friendfeed discussion about "what an electronic research record should look like." Neylon voices support for "simple systems that make it very easy to capture digital research objects as they are created and easy-to-use tools that make it straightforward to connect these objects up." But thinking theoretically about how to pull all this information together in a feasible manner is one thing -- Neylon wants to move this debate into the prove-it realm. "What about building something this weekend at ScienceHackDay?" he writes. He contends that a couple of pieces -- DropBox and Freebase, for instance -- might be commandeered to accomplish this, and lays out a plan of attack to urge readers to get involved.
This Lab Project Needs a Hack
Jun 15, 2010