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IBM Announcing the IMPROVER Network Verification Challenge

IBM has just launched the third sbv IMPROVER challenge (, theBiological Network Verification Challenge (NVC). The aim of this challenge is to develop and refine pathways using reputation-based crowd-sourcing methods.  The challenge will initially entail a phase of web-based submissions to establish, confirm or refute edges in biological networks using reputation-based points, a proven social networking … Read more

Reporting Research Antibody Use: How to Increase Experimental Reproducibility

Authors: Matthew A Helsby Joe R Fenn Andrew D Chalmers Research antibodies are used in a wide range of bioscience disciplines, yet it is common to hear dissatisfaction amongst researchers with respect to their quality. Although blame is often attributed to the manufacturers, scientists are not doing all they can to help themselves. One example … Read more