Diffusion Science radio: Open Source Science Accelerates

Open Source Science Accelerates

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Excel breaks science by Ian Woolf,
Matt Todd explains Open Source Malaria research, and the acceleration of science, part 2.
Production checked by Charles Willock,
Produced and hosted by Ian Woolf.

Associate Professor Matthew Todd

Open Source malaria Project
Open Source Drug Discovery: Highly Potent Antimalarial Compounds Derived from the Tres Cantos Arylpyrroles
Medicines for Malaria Venture
Making drug development less secretive could lead to quicker, cheaper therapies

Open source malaria research paves way for cheap medicine

Gene name errors are widespread in the scientific literature
One in five genetics papers contains errors thanks to Microsoft Excel
20% of scientific papers on genes contain gene name conversion errors
caused by Excel

Years of genomics research is riddled with errors thanks to a bunch of botched Excel spreadsheets
An alarming number of scientific papers contain Excel errors
Microsoft Excel blamed for gene study errors
5 of the worst Excel blunders
Stop auto correction and auto formatting (Microsoft forum)

Edited version of my interview with Matt Todd for the PLOS ASAP awards, video by Adrian Tan

September 12, 2016

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