Category Archives: data archiving

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: *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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