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21 Sep, 2018

Challenges with metadata – simplifying complexity for Life Sciences data

Daniel Hickmore

Challenges with metadata In my previous blog of the series, we explored what metadata is and how it is used to add context to unstructured data or…

17 Sep, 2018

What is metadata anyway? Why is it important to the Life Sciences Sector?

Daniel Hickmore

What is metadata? Metadata is defined as a set of data that describes and gives information about other data. Without metadata, you have no view of what…

28 Aug, 2018

Launch of the eTMF standard unlocks easy file sharing and collaboration across the globe

Daniel Hickmore

Introduction of the TMF standard The pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors are both heavily regulated and data-rich which creates a very real problem. How do you manage…

22 May, 2018

Final blog in series: Four economic fallacies of long term data management and how to avoid the surprising cost of “doing nothing”

Daniel Hickmore

Many Research & Development (R&D) executives express the same frustration. They may have a cure for cancer, or a revolutionary pharmaceutical discovery waiting to happen, but they just cannot quite grasp it. They think they already have the data somewhere, but have difficulty in…

17 May, 2018

Blog series (part 4): Data degradation in life sciences- The final economic fallacy of long term data being temporarily dynamic and path dependent

Daniel Hickmore

The final economic fallacy is that long term data management is temporarily dynamic and path dependent. I would argue that data is certainly temporarily dependent, but not path dependent. Data is constantly degrading in every temporal dimension; the past, today and..

09 May, 2018

Blog series (part 3): The economic principle of data creating a free rider potential

Daniel Hickmore

In previous blogs we talked about data appreciating in value over time and that data is not a durable asset but very fragile. Data is not a durable asset like a house, but more like a very fragile oil painting that needs to be very carefully looked after and maintained with lots of…