EMBL-ABR network: an interview with Rochelle Tractenberg

  • -

EMBL-ABR network: an interview with Rochelle Tractenberg

Director, Collaborative for Research on Outcomes and -Metrics, an institute she established, Rochelle Tractenberg is a multi-disciplinary expert who brings many years of experience as a statistician to her insights into the fast-moving world of bioinformatics. She has a great deal to say about Open Science in this month’s interview, and concludes:

There are international efforts in bioinformatics and in open science (and in open bioinformatics science), and describing, committing to, and sharing an Australian model that prioritises rigour, reproducibility, engagement and transparency could exert a positive influence on these international conversations.

Full interview.


  • -

EMBL-ABR: an interview with Lavinia Gordon

Category : Uncategorised

Lavinia Gordon has been a practising bioinformatician for many years now and has a clear grasp of the daily issues confronting life science researchers in analysing and managing their data, issues which have been changing as the field matures. We asked her specifically how she saw a national, federated bioinformatics infrastructure would benefit AGRF and her response was immediate: “we have a large client base who are open to sharing and collaborating so an infrastructure that is easy for them to access and is appropriately resourced would be massively beneficial”. It is for this reason that AGRF has come on board as an EMBL-ABR Node.

Full story.


  • -

EMBL-ABR network: an interview with Sandra Orchard

Category : Uncategorised

Deputy Director Vicky Schneider caught up with EBI’s Sandra Orchard while visiting EBI over August. She took the opportunity to interview Sandra for our ongoing series. When asked about Open Data, Sandra threw out the challenge to us all: “placing raw data onto GitHub or FigShare or even on a poorly advertised, local website may appear to tick the Open Data box, but in reality falls well short of community needs.”

Sandra is one of the international faculty joining us for the Best practice workshop series: the Data Life Cycle being held in Melbourne in October.

Full story.