Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Are we Stuck?

"Should we really expect static data standards to adequately model and report data from rapidly changing technologies and accommodate novel and innovative uses of the data?"

One more insight on the difficulties despite the benefits of developing standards :[Nature Biotechnology - 24, 1374 - 1376 (2006)]

"The authors of data-reporting standards, such as those developed by MGED, are not likely to be the ones painstakingly entering data from their laboratory notebooks to describe experiments— it will be graduate or postdoctoral students who will be required to fulfill these standards only upon the occasion of an impending publication." (humm ... )
"Thus, the pain of meeting biological data-reporting standards is going to be experienced by those with little input into the standards themselves and little incentive to use the standards correctly.

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