Category Archives: data archiving

Journals must boost data sharing

Here’s the text from Tim’s recent (3rd April) Correspondence piece in Nature The journal ecosystem is a powerful filter of scientific literature, promoting the best work into the best journals. Why not use a similar mechanism to encourage more comprehensive … Continue reading

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By popular request …

The original data set of Joshua tree presence locations, which I used as an example in my post about estimating species distribution models in R, is now available for download from Dryad. Thanks to my coauthors for agreeing to share … Continue reading

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How to Backup and Store your Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data

Congratulations!  You have recently received a file path to retrieve your hard-earned next-generation sequencing data.  You quickly transfer the files to the computing cluster you work on or perhaps, if you only have a few lanes of data, to your … Continue reading

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A tale of two Dryad submissions

As it happens, the last two scientific papers I’ve had accepted for publication are also the first two papers for which my first-authorial duties included some substantial journal-mandated archiving of supporting data (beyond uploading a handful of DNA sequences to … Continue reading

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Next-gen sequencing field guide, 2013 edition

Travis Glenn has updated his Field Guide to Next-Generation Sequencing, originally published in 2011, to account for changes to this almost axiomatically dynamic field. The 2013 update to the Field Guide tables is online here. Previous editions of the tables … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Scientific Computing…And Molecular Ecology?

Source: http://xkcd.com/292 Update Best Practices in Computing has now been published in PLoS Biology! Computers and computational techniques have significantly advanced the molecular ecologist’s toolbox for answering interesting and complex questions about a range of biological systems,  model or otherwise. Imagine, … Continue reading

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Let’s push things forward

We at Molecular Ecology think archiving data at publication is really important, chiefly because it means that all these amazing datasets are preserved for future generations of researchers. Who knows what questions they’ll be asking fifty years from now? (That, … Continue reading

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