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Monday 1st December – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Hello,

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group (BIG), which will take place this coming Monday, 1st December. As usual, it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish. This will be the last BIG meeting this term.

We will be discussing work by Jim Lowe, entitled ‘Ontology and Practice – Taking Variation Seriously’. This is a draft which is a re-worked and expanded version of a paper he gave at a conference several weeks ago, and he intends to submit it to form part of the special issue on the conference which will be published in History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences.  Jim would welcome any suggestions concerning the structure of this paper, whether it lives up to its billing, and any other comments participants might have.

Please contact Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] exeter.ac.uk for a copy of the paper or for any other information.

As always, please do not disseminate this work in progress any further.

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Monday 24th November – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

November 19, 2014 Leave a comment

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group (BIG), which will take place this coming Monday, 24th November. As usual, it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish.

We will be discussing work entitled ‘The time of adverse drug reaction databases in Canada’, by Jennifer Cuffe. This draft paper is to be presented at the Dark Data workshop in December. Dr Cuffe welcomes all comments, especially including suggestions for reworking the paper for publication (including journal ideas).

Please contact Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] exeter.ac.uk for a copy of the paper or for any other information.

As always, please do not disseminate this work in progress without the author’s express permission.

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WEDNESDAY 19th November – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group (BIG) which will take place on WEDNESDAY 19th November. As usual, it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish.

We will be discussing the attached work entitled ‘Negotiating Openness in Practice: Open Science and the Valuation of Scientific Research Outputs’, by Nadine Levin and Sabina Leonelli.

Dr Levin writes, by way of introduction to BIG participants: “This paper is a combined attempt by myself and Sabina to critically think through the meanings and implications of the imperative/norm of “openness” that is embedded within the Open Science movement.  It is based on the empirical results of the 9-month pilot project we carried out last year, but also draws on our cumulative experience in the biomedical and life sciences.  It is very much a work in progress, which we are looking forward to discussing with the BIG community before I leave in a week and a half!

We have been working the most on the framing of the paper (on finding a meaningful argument that is in dialogue with a wide variety of literature, and which also emerges from our data/experiences).  In doing so, we would really love feedback on a wide variety of topics, but most notably: (1) the framing (particularly the notions of norms/values and “top-down/bottom-up,” and (2) how our use of the empirical examples relates to the framing/argument.  So, we would appreciate comments more on the content of the paper than on its structure etc.”

Please contact Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] exeter.ac.uk for a copy of the paper or for any other information.

As always, please do not disseminate this work in progress without the author’s express permission.

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TUESDAY 11th November – 1-2pm – Seminar Room, Byrne House

November 4, 2014 Leave a comment

You are invited to the next meeting of the Biological Interest Group (BIG) which will take place on TUESDAY 11th November. As usual, it will be held in the seminar room at Byrne House, from 1-2pm. Participants can bring lunch and drinks if they wish.

We will be discussing a draft paper entitled ‘Measuring Causal Specificity’, by Paul Griffiths, Arnaud Pocheville, Karola Stotz, Hyunju Kim and Rob Knight, and we will be joined by some of the authors.

Please contact Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] exeter.ac.uk for a copy of the paper or for any other information.

As always, please do not disseminate this work in progress without the author’s express permission.

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