The Ethics of Big Data

With the increased use of big data in research projects, the ethical implications are increasingly coming to the forefront. As the technology advances and new applications for big data are developed, there is a growing interest in ensuring that the effect on science and society is positive.

HELM attracting attention at Bio-IT World 2015

Having won the 2014 Best Practice Award at the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo, HELM again attracted plenty of attention at this year’s meeting (Boston, April 21-23 2015). Numerous contributions gave an overview of the growing HELM ecosystem and its adoption by the pharmaceutical industry.

Knowledge Tools Are Coming Of Age

From the behemoth of IBM's Watson engine and its recent introduction to oncology decision support, to various search & text mining tools, all of these approaches will depend on rules on the definition of entities and the descriptive vocabularies and/or ontologies that are used.

Help us map the landscape of alliances

The landscape of alliances, foundations, partnerships and consortia in the life sciences world is complex, with many organisations existing that may overlap in their aims or share a significant proportion of their membership. Understanding our place in this complex web of connections is essential for cost-effective and productive life science research.