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Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study

Sabina Leonelli


The convergence of new technologies for the production, dissemination and analysis of scientific data and new regulatory regimes has provoked a reshuffling of priorities in research practices and outcomes, with important consequences for what is viewed as scientific knowledge and how that knowledge is obtained, legitimated and used. This book investigates how databases are set up and used to generate biological knowledge, and the practical difficulties and challenges confronted by database curators when attempting to package data for travel. These insights inform debate on four fundamental iss ... More

Keywords: data, database, scientific epistemology, scientific methods, evidence, Open Data, big data, data science, Open Science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226416335
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226416502.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sabina Leonelli, author
University of Exeter

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