Data to Knowledge to Action

The Scientist, April 18, 2012

Introducing DELSA Global, a community initiative to connect experts, share data, and democratize science. 

Eugene Kolker and Elizabeth Stewart  

Pizza on Tuesday within 2 miles of home?  There is a search for that.  Find a long lost high school friend or an out of print book? There are searches for that.  Correlating genomic information with proteomics data, patient information, and drug trial results?  You’re on your own.  It is ironic and lamentable that internet queries can get you information on so many things, yet the scientific data that are crucial to finding cures for numerous diseases are often buried in an unusable format on a hard drive in somebody’s garage…