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myExperiment has focused on support for sharing pieces of research method, such as scientific workflows and experimental plans, in order to address a specific need in the research community in both conducting research and training researchers. Experimental plans, standard operating procedures and laboratory protocols are descriptions of the steps of a research process, commonly undertaken manually. Scientific workflows are one of the most recent forms of scientific digital methods, and one that has gained popularity and adoption in a short time – they represent the methods component of modern in silico science and are valuable and important scholarly assets in their own right. Repositories often emphasise curation of data, but in digital research the curation of the process around that data is equally important – methods are crucial intellectual assets of the research life cycle whose stewardship is often neglected (Goble and De Roure 2008), and by focusing on methods, myExperiment provides a mechanism for expert and community curation of process in a rapidly changing landscape.

While it shares many characteristics with other Web 2.0 sites, myExperiment’s distinctive features to meet the needs of its research user base include support for credit, attributions and licencing, fine control over privacy, a federation model and the ability to execute workflows. Hence myExperiment has demonstrated the success of blending modern social curation methods (social tagging, crowd sourcing) with the demands of researchers sharing hard-won intellectual assets and research works within the scholarly communication lifecycle.

Research objects

The Web 2 design patterns (O’Reilly 2005) tell us “Data is the next Intel Inside. Applications are increasingly data-driven. Therefore for competitive advantage, seek to own a unique, hard-to-recreate source of data.” Significantly, myExperiment also recognises that a workflow can be enriched as a sharable item by bundling it with some other pieces which make up the “experiment”. Hence myExperiment supports aggregations of items stored in the myExperiment repository as well as elsewhere. These are called “packs”, and while a pack might aggregate external content stored in multiple specialised repositories for particular content types, the pack itself is a single entity which can be tagged, reviewed, published, shared etc. For example, a pack might correspond to an experiment, containing input and output data, the experimental plan, associated publications and presentations, enabling that experiment to be shared. Another example is a pack containing all the evidence corresponding to a particular decision as part of the record of the research process. Packs are described using the Open Archives Initiative’s Object Reuse and Exchange representation which is based on RDF graphs and was specifically designed with this form of aggregation in mind (Van de Sompel 2009).

While some publishers are looking at how to augment papers with supplemental materials, raising concerns about peer-review and about decay, myExperiment is tackling this from first principles by starting with the digital artefacts and asking “what is the research object that researchers will share in the future?” These Research Objects have important properties:

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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