The 2008 Science Blogging Conference is coming up January 19. I attended last year and will be co-leading a session this year on “Public Scientific Data”. My selfish interest in public data is wanting to try to improve the visualizations I see in science papers, but I can’t readily do it without the data. The other discussion leader, Jean-Claude Bradley, is a real scientist, though, running a real open science chemistry lab at Drexel.
I started a skeleton outline of some of the issues at the conference wiki, and I’m happy to see others have expanded it.