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Future Book Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research

For the past few months I have been working with Sean Ekins and Maggie Hupcey to edit a book entitled “Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research” and to be published by Wiley next year. It’s been a work of passion for all three of us as we all believe that collaborative computational technologies will make a major impact on biomedical research. This book represents a point in time. We are working at a time when technologies are moving so quickly that in a couple of years parts of the future vision of the book will likely already be in place. SOme of the concepts about what could be will certainly have grown in scope and the world of open data, open science and open source will have made even more significant impacts on the Life Sciences. This was an exciting project. It represents the exciting shifts in collaboration happening every day. We hope you’ll be interested in reading it when it releases next year. The outline of the book, its chapters and its authors are listed below.


1. The Need for Collaborative Technologies in Drug Discovery
Chris L. Waller, Ramesh V. Durvasula and Nick Lynch

2. Collaborative Innovation: the Essential Foundation of Scientific Discovery
Robert Porter Lynch

3. Models for Collaborations and Computational Biology
Shawnmarie Mayrand-Chung, Gabriela Cohen-Freue, and Zsuzsanna Hollander

4. Precompetitive Collaborations in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Jackie Hunter

5. Collaborations in Chemistry
Sean Ekins, Antony J. Williams and Christina K. Pikas

6. Consistent Patterns in Large Scale Collaboration
Robin W. Spencer

7. Collaborations Between Chemists and Biologists
Victor J. Hruby

8. Ethics of Collaboration
Richard J. McGowan, Matthew K. McGowan and Garrett J. McGowan

9 Intellectual Property Aspects of Collaboration
John Wilbanks


10. Scientific Networking and Collaborations
Edward D. Zanders

11. Cancer Commons: Biomedicine in the Internet Age
Jeff Shrager, Jay M. Tenenbaum, and Michael Travers

12. Collaborative Development of Large-Scale Biomedical Ontologies
Tania Tudorache and Mark A. Musen

13. Standards for Collaborative Computational Technologies for Biomedical Research
Sean Ekins, Antony J. Williams and Maggie A.Z. Hupcey

14. Collaborative Systems Biology: Open Source, Open Data, and Cloud Computing Brian Pratt

15. Eight Years Using GRIDS for Life Sciences
Vincent Breton, Lydia Maigne, David Sarramia and David Hill

16. Enabling Precompetitive Translational Research – A Case Study
Sándor Szalma

17. Collaboration in the Cancer Research Community: The cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG)
George A. Komatsoulis

18. Leveraging Information Technology for Collaboration in Clinical Trials
O.K. Baek


19. The Evolution of Electronic Laboratory Notebooks
Keith T. Taylor

20. Collaborative Tools to Accelerate Neglected Disease Research: the Open Source Drug Discovery Model
Anshu Bhardwaj, Vinod Scaria, Zakir Thomas, Santosh Adayikkoth, Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) Consortium and Samir K. Brahmachari

21. Pioneering Use of the Cloud for Development of the Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD) Database
Sean Ekins, Moses M. Hohman and Barry A. Bunin

22. Chemspider: a Platform for Crowdsourced Collaboration to Curate Data Derived From Public Compound Databases
Antony J. Williams

23. Collaborative Based Bioinformatics Applications
Brian D. Halligan

24. Collaborative Cheminformatics Applications
Rajarshi Guha, Ola Spjuth and Egon Willighagen


25. Collaboration Using Open Notebook Science in Academia
Jean-Claude Bradley, Andrew S.I.D. Lang, Steve Koch and Cameron Neylon

26. Collaboration and the Semantic Web
Christine Chichester and Barend Mons

27. A Collaborative Visual Analytics Environment for Imaging Genetics
Zhiyu He, Kevin Ponto and Falko Kuester

28. Current and Future Challenges for Collaborative Computational Technologies for the Life Sciences
Antony J. Williams, Renée J.G. Arnold, Cameron Neylon, Robin Spencer, Stephan Schürer and Sean Ekins

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Posted by on October 11, 2010 in Book Reviews, General Communications


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