Monthly Archives: January 2016

NIH, ScienceMag, and BoD

This article in ScienceMag caught my attention and then got forwarded to everyone: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/funding/2015/12/nih-drops-special-10-set-aside-aids-research

It looks like GBD stuff, but they never said IHME or GBD. But digging deeper… it is! http://report.nih.gov/info_disease_burden.aspx

Now we can say it is definitely our data even though the Science article doesn’t mention us.

Comments Off on NIH, ScienceMag, and BoD

Filed under global health, science policy

Replicability and reproducibility

Lots of material on Reproducible Research in my backlog… I’m going to get it out there for you (or at least for future-me).

—–Original Message—–
From: Reproducible On Behalf Of Ben Marwick
Sent: Monday, November 2, 2015 9:53 PM
Subject: [Reproducible] Language Log: Replicability vs. reproducibility — or is it the other way around?

A popular academic blog on linguistics just put up a post with a nice discussion of definitions of reproducibility in science:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=21956

Comments Off on Replicability and reproducibility

Filed under science policy

Ben Marwick on ‘The Conversation’: How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

—–Original Message—–
From: Reproducible On Behalf Of Ben Marwick
Sent: Monday, November 9, 2015 5:58 AM
Subject: [Reproducible] My article on ‘The Conversation’: How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

I wrote a short essay on reproducible research and how researchers use computers for a popular media outlet (citing UW eScience):

https://theconversation.com/how-computers-broke-science-and-what-we-can-do-to-fix-it-49938

Please leave a comment at the bottom to help demonstrate to other readers that there really is a movement toward this way of working, and I’m not making it up!

Ben

Comments Off on Ben Marwick on ‘The Conversation’: How computers broke science – and what we can do to fix it

Filed under software engineering

Small area estimates by others in PHM

Article alert
________________________________________
The following new article has just been published in Population Health Metrics

Research
Small area synthetic estimates of smoking prevalence during pregnancy in England
Szatkowski L, Fahy S, Coleman T, Taylor J, Twigg L, Moon G, Leonardi-Bee J
Population Health Metrics 2015, 13 :34 (9 December 2015)

http://www.pophealthmetrics.com/content/13/1/34

________________________________________

Comments Off on Small area estimates by others in PHM

Filed under global health, statistics

To read: EnsembleMatrix paper

EnsembleMatrix: Interactive Visualization to Support Machine Learning with Multiple Classifiers http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/redmond/groups/cue/publications/CHI2009-EnsembleMatrix.pdf

I want one

Comments Off on To read: EnsembleMatrix paper

Filed under dataviz, machine learning

Vaccine Confidence blog reminds me of a reddit IamA

Both linked here for future reference:

Ode to Charles Darwin

Ode to Charles Darwin

IamA Human Guinea Pig Getting the Newest Ebola Vaccine AMA! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2gnn1r/iama_human_guinea_pig_getting_the_newest_ebola/

Comments Off on Vaccine Confidence blog reminds me of a reddit IamA

Filed under global health

Cool project/resource: Lab in the Wild

http://www.labinthewild.org/studies/color_age/#null

Also, they think I am young.

Comments Off on Cool project/resource: Lab in the Wild

Filed under Uncategorized