Jonathan A. Eisen, Ph.D., is a Professor at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the mechanisms underlying the origin of novelty for more information). He is also a vocal advocate for “open science” especially "open access" to scientific publications and is the Chair of the PLoS Biology Advisory Board. For more information see his Lab Page , his Tree of Life Blog and his Twitter posts .
For those who’ve been paying attention, you’ll have noticed that we just published an interesting Perspective in PLOS Biology from Dominique Roche and colleagues that provides some practical hints on how to improve public data