Over at Science in the Open, Cameron Neylon is trying to move to open notebook status and says that it's not been an easy process. He says it's hard to keep up with recording the process of finding experimental solutions (instead, it's easier just to write out the successful protocol), and that data analysis -- "particularly when it uses a variety of specialist software tools" -- is difficult to record. "The common theme here is 'fiddling' and the difficulty of recording it efficiently, accurately, and usefully," he writes.
Recording the Process Is the Hardest Part
Dec 10, 2008