Open Notebook Series: Core Features of an Open Notebook


This is the fourth in a series of posts by Anthony Salvagno about open notebook science. An open notebook is supposed to enhance the workflow of the researcher. It helps to maintain a log of experiments, and provide a complete record for others to follow and verify. Ideally, an open notebook would read like a well run blog: updated […]

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The Reproducibility Initiative


Palo Alto, California – August 14, 2012 – Science Exchange, in partnership with the open-access publisher PLOS and open data repository figshare, announced today the launch of the Reproducibility Initiative ( – a new program to help scientists, institutions and funding agencies validate their critical research findings. “In the last year, problems in reproducing academic […]

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Improving Transparency in Scientific Research


Academic scientists today face considerable barriers to transparency and access to research. Investigators are often pushed to publish positive results, with little support to publish null or negative results, or even the raw data upon which a publication is based. The sharing of data within or between labs is equally disincentivized, due to the competitive […]

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Q&A with Barry Bunin, CEO of Collaborative Drug Discovery


The following is an interview conducted by Science Exchange with Barry Bunin, CEO of Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD). You can find more info on CDD at: Q: What prompted you to create CDD? A: First we saw a need to broadly empower scientists with self-explanatory technologies for scientific data and decision management.   I especially noticed in […]

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