data standards
CDC Director Delivers Passionate Speech to Agency
CDC Director Delivers Passionate Speech to Agency
Jim Daley | Mar 30, 2018
Robert Redfield emphasized the importance of science and data in meeting with employees.
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Making DNA Data Storage a Reality
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2017
A few kilograms of DNA could theoretically store all of humanity’s data, but there are practical challenges to overcome.
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Infographic: Writing with DNA
Catherine Offord | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.
More Than 1 Percent of Clinical Trial Reports Appear Flawed
More Than 1 Percent of Clinical Trial Reports Appear Flawed
Jef Akst | Jun 5, 2017
A new screening tool flags dozens of papers with potential errors.
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Opinion: Not All Genetic Databases Are Equal
Charles M. Strom | Dec 1, 2016
Sorting out which data sets are clinical-grade is key to helping patients.
The Great Big Clean-Up
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.
Sharing Longevity Data
Sharing Longevity Data
Matthias Ziehm | Mar 1, 2015
Aging research would greatly benefit from consistently making annotated life span data available.
Validating Antibodies: An Urgent Need
Validating Antibodies: An Urgent Need
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to discuss the role of antibody validation and cataloging in improving data reproducibility
Learning to Share
Learning to Share
Jef Akst | Sep 29, 2014
Policies instituted by the National Institutes of Health have led to more data sharing in the life sciences, according to a new report.
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
Jef Akst | May 1, 2014
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?