Adapting Standards: Ethical Oversight of Participant-Led Health Research

Just out in today’s edition of PLoS Medicine: Adapting Standards: Ethical Oversight of Participant-Led Health Research. The article raises questions (in my mind) about the ethics related to human genome sequencing projects. We ask, what is “informed consent” when you have your genome sequence published? What about your children’s interests, your siblings’, your descendants’ and …

Content is King (Part 1): Social Media strategies according to Evan Bailyn

Part of what we’re trying to do on this site is to put the net in microBEnet. As in, building an online network for an emerging research discipline (Microbiology of the Built Environment) that connects building scientists and engineers with biologists, ecologists and computer scientists. The internet is a big place. Publicizing a new cause or web …

Genomics Standards Consortium meeting – GSC15, Bethesda, April 22-24, 2013

The 15th Workshop of the Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC15) April 22-24, 2013, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. Registration and EasyChair abstract submission website now open. Theme: Standards-enabled Research in Genomics URL: http://gensc.org/gc_wiki/index.php/GSC_15 The 15th Genomic Standards Consortium (GSC15) meeting will be held at NIH (Bethesda, Maryland) from April 22-24th. This meeting will highlight the utilization of genome …

Crosspost: How to find an Open Access journal for submitting your paper(s) #Jane #DOAJ

Crossposting from “The Tree of Life”: How to find an Open Access journal for submitting your paper(s)  … Got asked a question on Twitter that seems worthwhile to post here @phylogenomics any suggestions for appropriate open access journal for a geomicrobio/clay mineral – Cr reduction/ kinetics paper? – Paul Glasser (@glasserp) August 21, 2012 Well, @glasserp …