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Ted Slater

Ted Slater

About the author: I live at the intersection of knowledge engineering and pharmaceutical R&D, one of the most exciting addresses in all of life science. As Senior Director for Platforms-as-a-Service, I blend years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries with cutting-edge knowledge-based systems and related technologies to bring what we know to what we do.

Posts by Ted Slater

The FAIR Toolkit Helps Researchers with Data Challenges

Posted on June 16th, 2020 in Pharma R&D

Since the spread of COVID-19 was first reported, researchers of all types have mobilized to meet the challenges its causative agent, SARS-CoV-2, presents to the world. Data scientists in particular have been quick to apply their expertise to the problems of identifying, tracking and predicting outbreaks; diagnosing COVID-19; identifying infected individuals and detecting non-compliance with virus countermeasures; discovering new therapeutic interventions or repurposing existing ones; and searching for a safe, effective vaccine.

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FAIRification – don’t overthink it, just do it and tell others how

Posted on March 4th, 2020 in Pharma R&D

Ideas change the world, but rarely without a lot of missteps, rethinking and redoing. The FAIR Data Principles are no exception: mostly, they emerged from ideas that were developed over the course of years before being consolidated and named in 2016, and now we’re in the thick of trying, learning, maturing.

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