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  • Blog Post: Chinese Edition of "The Fourth Paradigm" Released

    Over the past two years, I have watched eScience take root in China. The movement advanced in the first and second Chinese eScience forums and in various eScience projects that were developed by the Computer Network Information Center (CNIC) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). During this time...
  • Blog Post: Big Data Blows into the Windy City

    This week, the annual Microsoft eScience Workshop is being held in Chicago (the “Windy City”), providing an unparalleled opportunity for domain scientists, researchers, and technologists to discuss the benefits and difficulties of incorporating more computing and information technology into...
  • Blog Post: Managing the Scientific Data Explosion: a Response to the OSTP Digital Data RFI

    Scientists can agree that there’s a lot of data out there, and that we could be using it more efficiently. Now the White House has asked for input on how to do just that. Data from scientific research is important to a diverse array of user communities from researchers, governments, and companies...
  • Blog Post: Paradigm Shifting in Scholarly Communications

    Earlier this year, Lee Dirks, Cheri Ekholm, and I attended Phil Bourne’s Beyond the PDF workshop at the University of California, San Diego. This workshop advanced the premise that scholarly communication can and should evolve from static and disparate data and knowledge representation, as embodied...
  • Blog Post: A Trans-Atlantic Discussion of The Fourth Paradigm

    Last week I had the opportunity to lead a discussion on The Fourth Paradigm with attendees at an e-science and research data management conference . Thanks to technology, specifically Microsoft Office Live Meeting, I was able to participate from Redmond even though the conference was held at the University...
  • Blog Post: Living in The Fourth Paradigm

    Jim Gray’s untimely death in 2007 marked a profound loss for the global research community. Jim’s passionate approach to research drove him to explore and test his vision rigorously, to question assumptions at every turn, to relentlessly push the limits of possibility regardless of what was...
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