The leaves have started falling off the trees here in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s high time to do a round up of everything that’s happened in the last few months. TL,DR: lots of good things have happened.
The big news from June was that DataSeer won the ‘Best Innovation’ Award at the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting. There’s a great writeup here. We were voted the winner by an audience vote after presentations by 12 innovative companies at the Previews Session.
Also in June, our collaborators at PLOS released an article describing the results of our audit of code generation and code sharing at PLOS Computational Biology. We found that 99% of the articles published since 2019 had generated some sort of code object (not surprising given the journal name!), and the proportion sharing code had increased to 85% by spring 2022.
In early July we started working with the Journal of Evolutionary Biology on assessing data sharing for their in-review articles. They have also brought on Sebastian Lequime as a dedicated Data Editor. It’s going very well so far and dovetails nicely with our ongoing assessments for the American Naturalist.
On 2nd August Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s released their ‘Blueprint for Collaborative Open Science‘, which describes the development and implementation of their Platinum-Standard open science program. It’s really impressive stuff, and here at DataSeer we get the warm fuzzies at being involved with this work on a day-to-day basis.
Later in August we welcomed Alyssa Yong as a Data Curator, and Jake Fantin will be joining us as an AI developer very shortly. The DataSeer team can no longer fit in a regular taxi!