Research Remix

April 30, 2007

Open Literature Review on Open Data

Filed under: blogging — Heather Piwowar @ 10:14 am

Don’t you love to experiment? Me too.

This blog is an experiment. I’m starting my PhD literature review on the topic of biomedical data sharing and reuse, and thought it would be appropriate to do it out in the open.

Not quite sure how it will work: I’m new to this blogging thing. Please send me suggestions, questions, and especially links to related work.

Thanks, and happy experimenting… with your own data or that of others :)



  1. It’s always good to meet another Open Science advocate! Please excuse the self-linking, but you might find something of use here:

    Also, my blogroll contains some excellent blogs under the heading “open access/open science”.

    Comment by Bill — May 11, 2007 @ 11:29 am

  2. Hello Bill! Thank you for posting! I’m all for self-linking by other people interested in this topic, thanks for taking the initiative.

    I do indeed enjoy your blog, so I’ll make the reference even more explicit: “Open Reading Frame” at

    Thanks for the link to the document, too. I’ll have a look next week, and update my blogroll as well.

    Note to future commenters: I have comment moderation turned on and default WordPress spam filtering (which might mean no html?), so comments won’t appear right away. Thanks to Bill for pointing this out.

    Sorry it took me so long to write back, I’ve been on vacation and am just catching up…

    Comment by Heather Piwowar — May 18, 2007 @ 8:59 am

  3. Heather – good to find this blog. I very much enjoyed your PLoS ONE paper (and plugged it at XTech last week), and look forward to seeing how your literature review pans out…

    Comment by Paul Miller — May 23, 2007 @ 4:21 am

  4. Here via Open Access News. I expect this will be a fantastic resource for me as I talk to faculty and administration about open access and open data; thank you for blogging your process!

    Comment by Dorothea Salo — May 23, 2007 @ 2:09 pm

  5. Hello Paul and Dorothea! Thank you for taking the time to comment. I was thinking I’d get to fly under the radar a bit longer with this blog while I found my feet… but what the heck, I’ll just blog like no one is reading, and hope it does indeed interest you :)

    Paul, thanks for the paper plug, that’s great! Glad my research got to be at XTech even if I wasn’t ;)

    Dorothea, I did a quick click-through to your website, and I like your alphabetical self-description… fun way to try to summarize yourself, I might have to try that.


    Comment by Heather Piwowar — May 25, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  6. Greetings and encouragement. Your review will be important as it takes effort to get agreed metrics in this area. You use the term “Open Data” – I have been trying to see if there is agreement on its origin and use and have started an entry in WP:
    – obviously the entry belongs to everyone and you may find you have new material to add.

    Comment by Peter Murray-Rust — May 27, 2007 @ 5:52 am

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  9. Late to comment but quite glad that there should be some activity on the Open Science front. Almost feels like a movement.

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